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Directory Year: 2023

Robins Kaplan LLP - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Compensation & Benefits

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2023 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 180,000

Summer Compensation

2023 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week)
2023 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) 3,425
2023 compensation for 1Ls ($/week) 3,425
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? No
Other Compensation

Associates are eligible for annual, year-end bonuses.

Associates who pass the exam and are admitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) either prior to joining Robins Kaplan or during their tenure are eligible to receive a one-time $50,000 bonus.

Lawyers who join Robins Kaplan immediately upon completion of at least a one-year district court or appellate federal clerkship may now be eligible to receive a $100,000 bonus. Robins Kaplan will also offer credit towards partnership consideration for eligible clerkships.

Benefits 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
Bar Association Fees
Business Casual Dress Code
401(k)/IRA/Other Ret. Plan w/Employer Contribution
Dental Insurance
Domestic Partner Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
Family/Dependent Care Leave
Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
Health Club Membership
Life/AD&D Insurance
Long-term Care Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Medical Insurance
Health Savings Account
Parental Leave
Relocation Expenses
Short-term Disability Insurance
Sick Leave
Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
Vacation Leave
Vision Insurance
Please describe benefit package or provide additional comments

No two people are exactly alike. Our diverse workforce embodies a multitude of family situations and needs. No single benefits package can meet the needs of each individual employee. That’s why Robins Kaplan LLP provides Choice Benefits. Flexibility and choice is what Choice Benefits gives employees. Choosing from a wide range of options, employees customize their benefits to best fit their personal needs.

All firm members have access to twenty-four 30-minute confidential one-on-one coaching sessions per year to aid in their personal well-being and professional development.

Attorneys receive a monthly cell phone reimbursment.

Associate base salary (excluding bonuses) is determined by Other: We have a four tier system of advancement based on specific performance criteria for each tier level.
If not strictly a set lock-step system, what criteria are used to determine associate base salaries (excluding bonuses)? (check all that apply)

Annual bonuses to eligible associates

Has your organization offered annual bonuses to eligible associates in the past five years? Yes
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: Hours billed,Business development,Quality of work,Overall contribution (e.g., recruitment activities, firm committees),Pro bono hours
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 addition to ten-weeks paid parental leave for parents of any gender, birth mothers are eligible for medical leave, which generally results in a total of 16-18 paid weeks. Attorneys returning from a parental leave of at least six weeks may transition back to work by increasing the intensity of their practice on a reasonable schedule with no decrease in compensation. Parental leave policies apply to both adoptive and birth parents.