We offer competitive salaries in each of our markets. Salaries for associates who serve one- or two-year clerkships generally are placed with their graduation “class.” In some cases, salaries for associates with other prior experience (such as judicial clerkships) may be placed with a higher class. Salaries within a class may vary by associate and by office depending on individual performance or strategic considerations for particular specialties.
We offer medical, dental and vision insurance to attorneys and staff and their spouses or domestic partners and children. We also offer paid vacation, parental leave and sabbatical leave, a 401(k) plan, a flexible benefits plan, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Benefits for new associates also include:
- Paid travel and relocation expenses
- Paid bar exam fees and bar review course
- Bar stipend (for entry-level attorneys)
- Bar dues
- Judicial clerkship bonus
- Paid CLE courses
- In-house training
Associate bonuses are based on several factors, including performance above and beyond expectations. Associates are also expected to contribute significant hours to nonbillable matters, such as practice development, firm committees, bar associations and CLE activities.
Billable hours and pro bono hours
Our billable hours requirement is 1,800 per year. Attorneys may earmark up to 8 percent of their annual billable hours for pro bono work.