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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

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Salary & Benefits

The firm offers a competitive salary that is based on a set, lock-step scale. 1st year associates at Arnold & Porter receive a top notch benefits package, which includes a salary of $160,000 per year, 4 weeks' vacation per year, full health benefits, life insurance policy, 6 weeks parental leave, and 18 weeks maternity/adoption leave. In 2012, the summer associate salary was US$3,080 per week.

Among other compensation the firm offers bar stipend, clerkship stipend and moving expenses.

The firm also gives bonuses to all eligible associates. Bonus are determined on the basis of hours billed, quality of work, pro bono hours and business development and the associate's overall contribution to recruitment activities and firm committees.

The firm offers eighteen weeks of paid leave for maternity and adoption, and six weeks paid parental or paternity leave. In addition, the firm provides $5,000 for adoption costs with no lifetime maximum benefit and its insurance coverage includes fertility treatments with a benefit up to $30,000.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate West Palm Beach 1st Year Yearly $160,000.00 
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Denver 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 San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Palo Alto 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Newark 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 

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Corporate Associate - Mid-Level $65,000 - $143,000
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Finance Associate - Mid-Level $275,000 - $305,000
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Corporate Associate - Junior to Mid-Level Investment Management Associate $200,000 - $255,000
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Patent Litigation Associate - Junior $215,000 - $275,000
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Patent Litigation Associate - Mid to Senior Level $295,000 - $400,000
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  • The firm compliments its competitive salary with a wide a range of employee benefits and support programs that include:
  • 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
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave

Benefits Package:

4 weeks vacation, 6 weeks parental leave, 18 weeks maternity/adoption leave, caregiver leave; medical, dental and vision (also available for domestic partners); health and dependent care spending accounts; 401(k), paid life, accident and long-term disability; long-term care; Employee Assistance Program; supplemental life and supplemental disability insurance; group auto and home insurance; pet insurance, business travel accident insurance and theft insurance; on-site childcare/free back-up childcare; up to $5k in adoption assistance; in-house gym; cafeteria; relocation expenses; bar dues; pretax transportation; laptops, Blackberry.

Beginning in 2012, in conjunction with our domestic partner and same-sex spouse health benefits, the firm will provide tax gross-up payments to help off-set the tax liability incurred by enrolling in these benefits.

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