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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP - Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.mnat.com

Compensation & Benefits

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2018 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 175,000

Summer Compensation

2018 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week) 3,365
2018 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) 3,365
2018 compensation for 1Ls ($/week) 3,365
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? No
Other Compensation Upon arrival at the firm directly following an eligible one-year clerkship, associates receive a clerkship bonus of $35,000. The firm also pays Bar review course and application fees including required background check.
Benefits Bar Association Fees
Business Casual Dress Code
401(k)/IRA/Other Ret. Plan w/Employer Contribution
CLE
Dental Insurance
Family/Dependent Care Leave
Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
Life/AD&D Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Medical Insurance
Health Savings Account
Parental Leave
Profit Sharing
Relocation Expenses
Short-term Disability Insurance
Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
Vacation Leave
Benefit Package Morris Nichols traditionally has been the leader among Wilmington firms in compensation and benefits. Compensation and benefits for associates include:

First-year associate annual salary $160,000.

The firm typically pays year end bonuses to associates who have been with the firm for at least six months. Associate bonuses are paid at the discretion of the firm.

A 401(k) profit sharing plan that permits employees, upon eligibility date, to make an elective salary deferral to the Firm’s 401(k) plan. Associates may make pre-tax contributions up to the maximum allowed by law. The firm also makes contributions on the employee's behalf when they become eligible to receive such contributions under the terms of the plan. Although the level of such contributions is discretionary from year to year, the firm has made contributions of up to 9.5% of compensation in prior years.

Health, life and disability insurance and medical flexible spending plan.

Four weeks vacation.

$5,000 bar study stipend for new, entry-level associates plus bar review course and application fees including required background check.

License fees and dues for the American and Delaware State Bar associations.

Tuition and travel expenses for continuing legal education programs.

iPhone

Dependent care assistance plan.

Transportation reimbursement benefit plan.
Associate base salary (excluding bonuses) is determined by A set lock-step system (same base salary for each class year)
If not strictly a set lock-step system, what criteria are used to determine associate base salaries (excluding bonuses)? (check all that apply) Other

Annual bonuses to eligible associates

Has your organization offered annual bonuses to eligible associates in the past five years? Yes
Comments The firm typically pays year end bonuses to associates who have been with the firm for at least six months. Associate bonuses are paid at the discretion of the firm.
What factors are used to determine the amount of an associate's bonus? (check all that apply) Hours billed
Quality of work
Are same sex domestic partners afforded the same benefits as spouses of attorneys? Yes

Opposite sex domestic partner benefits

Are opposite sex domestic partners afforded the same benefits as spouses of attorneys? No
If not, what (if any) benefits are provided to opposite sex domestic partners? N/A

Parental leave or family care policy

Does your organization have a written parental leave or family care policy? Yes
Comments The Firm has a gender-neutral parental leave policy that provides 12 weeks of leave at 100% salary for the birth or adoption of a child.
How many weeks of paid parental leave do female attorneys receive? 12
How many weeks of paid parental leave do male attorneys receive? 12
Have one or more attorneys made use of your parental leave policy in the last 12 months? Yes

Adoptions

Does your parental leave or family care policy include adoptions? Yes
Comments Parental leave is afforded to all parents of a new child.

Children/dependents of same sex domestic partners

Does your parental leave or family care policy cover children/dependents of same sex domestic partners? Yes
Comments Our policy applies to the birth or adoption of a child to any parent attorney, regardless of sexual orientation or marital status.

Children/dependents of opposite sex domestic partners

Does your parental leave or family care policy cover children/dependents of opposite sex domestic partners? Yes
Comments Our policy applies to the birth or adoption of a child to any parent attorney, regardless of sexual orientation or marital status.