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Directory Year: 2022

Husch Blackwell - Firmwide

Compensation & Benefits

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2022 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 130,000-200,000

Summer Compensation

2022 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week) 0
2022 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) 2,500-3,845
2022 compensation for 1Ls ($/week) 2,500-3,845
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? Case-by-case
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? No
Other Compensation

Lawyer and summer compensation are determined by office/market.  Effective January 2022, entry-level compensation is as follows: $200,000 starting salary in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Oakland and Washington, DC; $170,000 in Kansas City, Madison, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Providence, and St. Louis; and $130,000 in Chattanooga, Jefferson City, Omaha and Springfield.  Summer associate compensation for 2022 will be $3,845 per week in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Oakland and Washington, DC; $3,265 per week in Kansas City, Madison, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Providence, and St. Louis; and $2,500 per week in Chattanooga, Jefferson City, Omaha and Springfield.

Husch Blackwell also provides a summer study stipend, reimbursement for the bar exam and a bar review course as well as moving expenses for those relocating 60+ miles. 

Benefits 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
Bar Association Fees
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
Health Savings Account
Parental Leave
Parking/Transportation
Relocation Expenses
Short-term Disability Insurance
Sick Leave
Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
Vacation Leave
Vision Insurance
Please describe benefit package or provide additional comments

Husch Blackwell has a "Dress for Your Day" policy in lieu of a traditional business casual dress code.

A health savings account is tied to our high deductible medical plan.

We offer wellness programming, including incentives, coaching, and education; a volunteer work time allowance; and caregiver benefits including 15 days of paid back-up child or elder care per year and credit toward online educational courses, lessons, or tutoring.

Home technology and furniture packages are available for those working remotely or on a hybrid schedule. 

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
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? Yes
Comments

We offer an associate performance bonus that recognizes associates for outstanding performance during the cross year, as well as an associate client development bonus.

What factors are used to determine the amount of an associate's bonus? (check all that apply) Hours billed
Quality of work
Pro bono hours
Business development
Overall contribution (e.g., recruitment activities, firm committees)
Other
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.

Husch Blackwell offers twelve (12) weeks of paid Parental Leave after the birth of a child or the adoption of a child.