NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2020

Dentons US LLP - Chicago, Illinois

http://www.dentons.com

Workplace Environment

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Firm Policies

Please describe your firm's policies for summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers regarding employment disputes and workplace misconduct

The Firm has a Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Prevention and Reporting policy, including a formalized complaint procedure that to all its employees, including summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers. 

Please describe specifically your firm's policies surrounding non-disclosure agreements as they apply to summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers

We do not require associates or summers to sign NDAs.

Please describe specifically your firm's policies surrounding mandatory arbitration agreements as they apply to summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers

We do not require associates or summers to sign arbitration agreements.

Please describe any well-being initiatives or programs at your firm

We provide extensive wellness-focused benefits, including an employee assistance program, monthly webinars on relevent wellness topics, gym membership discounts, on-site wellness coaches in select offices, and membership to the Headspace app which provides bite-sized guided meditation. As a Daylight Savings benefit during the month of March, Dentons US LLP provides to all lawyers, professionals, paralegals and business service staff the ability to take one extra hour away from the office since we “spring forward” and lose one hour of weekend time. Timekeepers will receive a creditable hour for this time.

Alumni Relations

Does your organization have a formal alumni program? Yes
Does your organization have a dedicated alumni relations staff? Yes
What benefits are available to your organization's attorney alumni? (check all that apply) Alumni website or portal|Networking/social events
Comments on Alumni Relations and Programs

We have a quarterly alumni newsletter that is distributed to US alums. The newsletter features recent news and events. It also provides professional development resources and health tips from our Wellness team. The main feature is a spotlight of one of our alums. In addition to the newsletter, we frequently host alumni events and have created a global LinkedIn page for alums around the world.