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Directory Year: 2022

Jones Day - Chicago, Illinois

Compensation & Benefits

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2022 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 225,000

Summer Compensation

2022 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week) 4,326
2022 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) 4,326
2022 compensation for 1Ls ($/week) 4,326
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? Case-by-case
Other Compensation
Benefits 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
Bar Association Fees
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
Health Savings Account
Parental Leave
Relocation Expenses
Sick Leave
Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
Vacation Leave
Vision Insurance
Please describe benefit package or provide additional comments

Additional Benefits: student loan refinancing; dependent medical, dental, vision and life insurance; personal accident insurance; personal excess liability insurance; business travel insurance; 4 weeks vacation; paid medical and family leave program; emergency backup child and elder care services.

For entry-level associates, the firm pays relocation expenses.  Entry-level associates also receive payment of a bar review course and exam fees and a $10,000 stipend to cover living costs during the exam.  In addition, an interest-free loan is available.

Associate base salary (excluding bonuses) is determined by A merit system
If not strictly a set lock-step system, what criteria are used to determine associate base salaries (excluding bonuses)? (check all that apply) Hours billed
Quality of work
Pro bono hours
Business development
Overall contribution (e.g., recruitment activities, firm committees)

Annual bonuses to eligible associates

Has your organization offered annual bonuses to eligible associates in the past five years? No

Jones Day offers associates market-based competitive salary packages, which reflect consideration of both salaries and bonuses paid within each geographic market. Our salary determinations are not lock-step; they are based upon merit, considering an individual's total contribution to the Firm and its clients, individual professional development and effectiveness. Jones Day's compensation structure does not incorporate hours-based bonuses.

What factors are used to determine the amount of an associate's bonus? (check all that apply)
Are same sex domestic partners afforded the same benefits as spouses of attorneys? Yes
Are opposite sex domestic partners afforded the same benefits as spouses of attorneys? Yes

Parental leave or family care policy

Does your organization have a written parental leave or family care policy? Yes
Please link to or describe your firm's parental leave policy. Be sure to include information on leave for adoption, surrogacy, or other special circumstances.

In the case of a newly born child, the Firm will provide 10 weeks of paid family leave to parents and, with approval, up to an additional 6 weeks of unpaid leave.  This leave is provided to all parents, regardless of caregiver status.

In the case of a newly adopted child, the Firm provides all parents 18 weeks of paid family leave and six weeks of unpaid family leave. 

For birth parents, the Firm also provides 8 weeks of paid disability leave under the Firm’s Short Term Disability policy.

For lawyers who have a child with a serious illness or medical condition which necessitates the lawyer’s absence from the office to care for the child, the Firm also provides 4 weeks of paid family leave.