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Salary & Benefits

Starting salaries for the first-year associates hover in the range of $ 130,000 to $160,000 per annum in the major legal markets, and $110,000 to $145,000 in the smaller markets.

Salaries are no longer lockstep for fourth-year associates and beyond, and instead there is a range of salaries within each tier.

The firm has kept conducive leave policy for new parents. As per the parental leave policy, new parents get four consecutive weeks of paid leave provided they regularly worked 20 or more hours per week and completed at least one full year of service with the firm at the time of the birth or adoption.

Bonuses are based on the overall contribution to the firm during the year. To be eligible for a bonus, associates must bill at least 1,850 hours. Bonuses are paid at the end of the fiscal year.

Associates receive their own office in their first year. New associates receive relocation benefits, including up to a $5,000 reimbursement for moving expenses and reimbursement of expenses related to the bar exam and bar admission.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Milwaukee 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Austin 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Orlando 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Tallahassee 1st Year Yearly $140,000.00 
Associate Tampa 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Jacksonville 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Boston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Palo Alto 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate San Diego 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Detroit 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Madison 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Miami 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Denver 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 


  • 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
  • Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Profit Sharing
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Sabbatical Program
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)

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