NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2023

Alston & Bird LLP - Charlotte, North Carolina

Compensation & Benefits

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2023 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 215000

Summer Compensation

2023 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week)
2023 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) 4135
2023 compensation for 1Ls ($/week) 4135
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? No
Other Compensation

Reimbursement for moving and bar expenses. Eligible for merit-based bonus. The firm also offers a salary advance. 

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

No waiting period for healthcare benefits (medical, dental, vision).  Medical plan participants have access to Teladoc telehealth services including primary medical, dermatology, mental health, and expert opinion consultations. Medicare consultation services at no cost.  Pre-tax Health Savings Account program and wellness program with incentive.  Firm-paid life and disability insurance and a variety of supplemental insurance policies including Aflac, supplemental life/LTD, and AD&D.  State bar dues, professional development allowance, flexible time-off policy, and paid parental leave policy (up to 18 weeks for primary care giver leave with ramp up provision and 4 weeks for non-primary care giver). On-site childcare in Atlanta office. Center based back-up childcare in other locations. In-home elder care & childcare and childcare while traveling. Breast milk shipping program. Discounted tutoring services. Family planning services such as $25,000 fertility benefit and an adoption/surrocay assistance policy. No cost on-site consulting services with licensed professionals for goal setting, conflict resolution, stress management, work life balance, and more. Financial planning programs 401(k) retirement plan, quarterly retirement education, loan consolidation programs, and personalized consultations through College Coach program. Family referral service, attorney assistance program, discounted corporate concierge service, back-up care provides up to 20 days annually that can be used for walks, boarding and pet sitting. Discounted pet insurance is also offered. Attorney luncheons and annual retreats. Voluntary wellness program with reward.

Associate base salary (excluding bonuses) is determined by A set lock-step system (same base salary for each class year)
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)
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.

The Alston & Bird parental leave policy provides up to 18 weeks of paid leave for the primary care giver leave including an automatic 6-week ramp up period upon return to work during which an attorney remains at full salary while on a reduced FTE.  A non-primary care giver is eligible for up to 4 weeks of paid leave.  The firm's parental leave policies are gender neutral, and individuals designate their parental leave status when initiating a leave.