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McDermott Will & Emery

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Salary & Benefits

At McDermott, starting salaries range from $ 145,000 to $ 160,000 depending upon the office where lawyers are placed. The compensation for all summer associates is around $3,100 per week. The firm views benefits as a strong motivator towards achieving a performing work force.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Boston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Irvine 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Miami 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Menlo Park 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Wilmington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Atlanta 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 

Salaries Found Advertised on Jobs Posted on External Sources by BCG Attorney Search

Conflicts Attorney $95,000 - $213,000
McDermott Will & Emery LLP --
Los Angeles, CA --
-- 04-26-2022


  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • Bar Association Fees
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • CLE
  • Dental Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family/Dependent Care Leave
  • Health Club Membership
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Spending Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave

Benefits Package:

McDermott offers employees: 40l(k), health, dental, prescription drug, vision, basic life, AD&D, additional life insurance, short and long term disability and their dependents, including their same sex domestic partners: health, dental, prescription drug, vision, and dependent life insurance. McDermott "grosses-up" an employee's salary to cover the cost of the additional applicable state and federal taxes from the imputed income of domestic partner benefits. FMLA/FMLA-like benefits, emergency back-up child care, health advocate services, bereavement leave, employee discounts, a qualified joint and survivor annuity, a pre-retirement annuity, COBRA/COBRA-like benefits and employee assistance are offered to same-sex and opposite-sex partners. In 2012, McDermott added full transgender benefits to our health coverage.

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