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Directory Year: 2023

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP - Multi-Office

Hours & Work Arrangements

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Is there a minimum billable hour expectation? No
If yes, what is the minimum?
Is billable hour credit given for pro bono work?
Is there a maximum that will be credited?
If yes, what is the maximum?
For bonus consideration, is a pro bono hour equivalent to a required hour?
Hours policy details

Regarding the questions above, we do not have a billable hours requirement or target.

Recent hours history

Average annual associate hours worked in 2021
Average annual associate hours worked in 2022
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2021
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2022

Part-time options

Is part-time allowed? Yes
Is part-time available to entry-level? Case-by-case
Is there a minimum percentage of full-time hours that a part-time attorney must work? Yes

We offer flexible part-time arrangements to lawyers who choose to work a modified or reduced schedule. Our policy generally discourages entry-level part-time arrangements, but such arrangements may be considered under certain circumstances. With respect to schedule, in most instances, attorneys will identify particular days and/or hours the lawyer anticipates being away from the office, but they must have sufficient flexibility to be available to respond to unpredictable client needs. 

Are attorneys who work part-time and exceed their agreed upon part-time hours compensated in some manner for the additional hours?

When we determine overall annual compensation for our part-time employees, we take into account several factors, including whether the part-time associate worked in excess of their planned hours.

Are attorneys who work part-time given bonus consideration? Yes

Number of part-time lawyers

Number of male part-time associates 0
Number of female part-time associates 1
Number of male part-time partners/members 0
Number of female part-time partners/members 0
Number of male part-time other lawyers 1
Number of female part-time other lawyers 4

Part-time policies

Do you have a written part-time policy for associates? Yes
Do you have a written part-time policy for partners? No
Eligibility for alternative work schedules determined by


Part-time advancement

What is the impact of working part-time as an associate, if any, on an associate's progression toward partner?

The timing of decisions on the admission of new partners to the Firm is based on the readiness of the candidate and other relevant factors. Consequently, there is no fixed rule as to how part-time work will be counted for purposes of determining if, and when, an associate will be considered for partnership.

Can an associate be promoted to partner while working on a part-time schedule? No
In the past five years, have attorneys made partner who have worked or are currently working alternative schedules with your organization? No
Can a partner work on a part-time schedule? No

Other alternative work options

Please describe any other alternative work arrangements:
Does your organization have a written alternative work option policy (e.g., flex-time, remote, etc.)? Yes
Does your organization have an alternative track adviser?
Are attorneys who work alternative schedules given bonus consideration? Yes

Non-traditional Track Attorney Info

Does your organization have attorneys on a non-traditional track? Yes
Non-traditional track attorneys - comments
Is there a separate point of contact at your organization for this type of position? No
If yes, please provide contact information
What title(s) does your organization use for non-traditional track attorneys? (check all that apply) Other
Do you hire entry-level attorneys for non-traditional track positions? Case-by-case
In which practice areas do you hire non-traditional track attorneys?

Corporate, Litigation, Tax, Executive, Compensation & Benefits and Trusts & Estates.

What is the minimum billable hour requirement for non-traditional track attorneys?
Please include any additional information about non-traditional track positions (including mentoring, evaluations, billable hours, training, benefits, opportunities for pro bono work, etc.)