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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

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Salary & Benefits

The firm's salaries are the most competitive in the industry when compared to other most prestigious Los Angeles, Northern California, and other New York based firms. Annual compensation for entry level associates in 2012 is $160,000 along with a $7,500 interest free loan and a year end bonus.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Redwood Shores 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Seattle 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Boston 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Salt Lake City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 

Salary Information from Survey of Current Attorneys by BCG Attorney Search

Law Firm
Austin TX
5 years
Salary + Bonus
over $250,000
$125,001- $150,000
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Washington DC
1 year 2 months
Salary + Bonus
over $250,000
$150,001- $175,000
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  • 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.)
  • Vacation Leave

Benefits Package:

In addition, the firm reimburses associates who have reasonable moving expenses, along with other expenses such as bar application, examination and one bar study course. Furthermore, Federal judicial clerks are eligible for a $50,000 clerkship bonus. Other benefits as declared by the firm are as below:

Vacation: 3 weeks per year
Medical: Group Health Insurance
Health Insurance Coverage: OAMC/Out of Network plan. The firm pays 100 percent of the employee monthly premium.
401(k): Eligible to participate in firm 401(k) plan after 6 months employment.
Profit Sharing: Eligible to participate in profit sharing plan after 3 months employment. Firm contribution is a fixed percentage contingent upon the firm's profitability and is fully vested upon funding.
Life Insurance: Paid by firm.
Long-term Disability: Paid by firm.
State Bar Dues: Only one annual bar dues is paid-in the state where the attorney is officed.
Maternity/Primary Caregiver Leave: 4 months of paid leave for attorneys who have been full-time employees for at least 12 months and who are the primary caregiver for a new born or newly adopted child.
Laptops: Firm provides a fixed stipend that associates can use to purchase laptop computers and Blackberries.

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