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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What is the norm for big firms in Texas?


Big Texas firm associate here. What info do you want? Typical 401(k) w/out matching (it's my first so I don't know what other metrics there are to compare by); $10k advance available; phone and phone service stipend; decent healthcare w/ HSA; pays relocation costs.

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:04 pm

What about Wachtell and Williams & Connolly?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What about Wachtell and Williams & Connolly?


I've heard that Wachtell now pads the chain they use to keep you at your desk.

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:11 pm

What about White & Case?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:46 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have insight on Covington (DC) and APKS (DC) benefits?

What benefits specifically w/ Covington?

Edit: I'll answer as many specifics as I can think of. $30 for dinner if you *WORK* past 8 (as opposed to stay - if you're working from home you still get it) - you can use seamless or you can just turn in a receipt. Uber/taxi/Lyft/metro fare home if you're working at the office past 8. 6 weeks parental, 18 weeks maternity leave, 4 weeks vacation, standard shit w/r/t insurance and stuff. That's all I can think of at a general level, but if you have any specific questions I can answer them too.


Thanks! That's great. Is there a gym at the office or one nearby that they have any sort of arrangement with? Are there normal metro benefits or just if you work past 8?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:49 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have info for Paul, Weiss?


Firm will provide up to a $10k advance, pays full relocation costs, great health plan, $210/mo gym stipend, and one of the best 401k plans I've seen (and I've done a lot of research on them) in terms of funds that are offered (but no matching). The firm's BYOD program provides $1,000 every 18 months and up to $65/mo in data. Black cars available if you are at the office after 9 and dinner ($35) if you're in after 6:30.

If you have any particular questions, happy to answer them.


What's a great health plan? Can you provide details?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:What about Wachtell and Williams & Connolly?


I'd also like Wachtell info

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:08 am

bruh... relax

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:00 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have insight on Covington (DC) and APKS (DC) benefits?

What benefits specifically w/ Covington?

Edit: I'll answer as many specifics as I can think of. $30 for dinner if you *WORK* past 8 (as opposed to stay - if you're working from home you still get it) - you can use seamless or you can just turn in a receipt. Uber/taxi/Lyft/metro fare home if you're working at the office past 8. 6 weeks parental, 18 weeks maternity leave, 4 weeks vacation, standard shit w/r/t insurance and stuff. That's all I can think of at a general level, but if you have any specific questions I can answer them too.


Thanks! That's great. Is there a gym at the office or one nearby that they have any sort of arrangement with? Are there normal metro benefits or just if you work past 8?

Gym on site plus really close to specialized stuff like yoga and soulcycle. You can also have money added to your metro card tax free from your paycheck, but other than that I can't think of anything. Reimbursement is only after 8.

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:25 am

Any info on WilmerHale?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:47 am

Anything on Bryan Cave?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:07 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What about the top firms in LA like Latham, Gibson, Skadden, O'Melveny?


What about them?


What are their benefits like?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:08 pm

Mofo NY?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby SmokeytheBear » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:18 pm

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SmokeytheBear wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What about the top firms in LA like Latham, Gibson, Skadden, O'Melveny?


What about them?


What are their benefits like?


A couple have been covered on here if you search back through the thread. But they don't all have the same benefits--that's the point of this thread, that benefits vary wildly among peer firms. Can you specify which firm you are wondering about?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:55 pm

SmokeytheBear wrote:
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SmokeytheBear wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What about the top firms in LA like Latham, Gibson, Skadden, O'Melveny?


What about them?


What are their benefits like?


A couple have been covered on here if you search back through the thread. But they don't all have the same benefits--that's the point of this thread, that benefits vary wildly among peer firms. Can you specify which firm you are wondering about?


Specifically O'Melveny LA and Skadden LA?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:09 pm

What about Weil NYC?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby ithrowds » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What about Weil NYC?

Weil NYC has been discussed --> do a search in the thread for "weil" and you'll find it.

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby jkpolk » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:39 pm

accrued vacation is a thing. could accrue 4 weeks at last shop, got cashed out when i left. new shop i get 4 weeks use it or lose it no comp for it. difference is over 15k. not a huge deal unless you want to leave early which more people do.

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:31 pm

Information on Skadden LA would be great!

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:41 pm

Gibson LA would be much appreciated as well :D

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:56 pm

Deb NY?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:23 am

Anonymous User wrote:What about Wachtell and Williams & Connolly?


Anonymous User wrote:Firm: Williams & Connolly

Bar Stipend/Signing Bonus: Reimburses bar exam fees and bar application fees paid within the year prior to arrival at firm.

Relocation Benefits: Reimbursement for moving expenses up to weight/mileage allowance.

Health Benefits: Either PPO of HDHP. Both free.

Salary Advance: Available.

Gym Stipend: No stipend. Access to (small) gym on site. Discounts at Washington Sports Club, Crunch, and Vida.

401k Match (Y/N): No.

Food: Free lunch in attorney dining room (or takeout from there to eat in office).

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:40 am

How about Dechert thanks

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What about Wachtell and Williams & Connolly?


I'd also like Wachtell info


+1 same here. any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:04 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have info for Paul, Weiss?


Firm will provide up to a $10k advance, pays full relocation costs, great health plan, $210/mo gym stipend, and one of the best 401k plans I've seen (and I've done a lot of research on them) in terms of funds that are offered (but no matching). The firm's BYOD program provides $1,000 every 18 months and up to $65/mo in data. Black cars available if you are at the office after 9 and dinner ($35) if you're in after 6:30.

If you have any particular questions, happy to answer them.


What's a great health plan? Can you provide details?

You know, I'm sorry but I actually threw away that sheet after I selected mine. If I find another I will post the info. I just remember comparing the plan to the ones that friends at Wilmer, SullCrom, and Skadden have, and ours covered at least as much for a lower rate.



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