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Directory Year: 2023

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP - Chicago, Illinois

Partnership & Advancement

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Two or more tiers of partner

Does the firm have two or more tiers of partner? Yes
How many years is the non-equity track?
How many years is the equity track?
Is the partnership information provided here firm-wide or specific to one office? Firm-wide

As of Feb 1 Equity Partners Non-Equity Partners
How many are men: 44 19
How many are women: 7 12
Of the total, how many are racial/ethnic minorities: 1 8

Additional equity/non-equity partnership information:

Additional partnership progression information

NGE has a two-tiered partnership structure. Associates are initially considered for income partnership when they have mastered the core competencies upon which associates are evaluated. Lateral associates are considered for income partnership with the rest of the attorneys within their same competency level, with the exception that the firm generally does not consider a lateral associate for income partnership until he or she has completed at least one full year of service with the firm.

Income partners are considered for equity partnership based on an evaluation and analysis of the extent to which they are satisfying the criteria for equity partnership, and considerations include firm leadership, business attribution, client service and talent development of junior attorneys.