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Winston & Strawn LLP

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Salary & Benefits

Winston & Strawn employs a lockstep payscale, whereby the base salary of associates is determined by the number of years of experience an individual has accrued. The firm offers a compensation package that is competitive with those of other law firms of comparable size and stature. Full-time associates also are eligible for a yearly discretionary performance bonus based on associate class, evaluation rating, and productivity. The firm highly values pro bono involvement and credits up to 100 hours of pro bono work toward billable hours for bonus reasons. Associates also may receive credit toward bonuses for other non-billable time.

The firm offers relocation reimbursement of up to $2,500 for entry-level associates, and $5,000 for laterals, to move personal possessions from their current residence to the city in which one of Winston's offices is located.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Newark 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Charlotte 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Menlo Park 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 


  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • Bar Association Fees
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • Child Care Subsidy
  • 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
  • Medical Spending Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

Benefits and Other Perks for Full-time Associates include: life, health, disability, and dental insurance, same-gender domestic partner benefits ,18 weeks of paid adoption leave, medical leave, 401(k) plan, dependent care flexible spending account, health care flexible spending account, backup childcare benefits, elder care, reimbursement for bar review classes and bar exam fee for first-year associates, reimbursement for training seminars, reimbursement for after-hours meals, reimbursement for late-night travel ,Business casual attire,vacation time.

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