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Directory Year: 2023

Dentons US LLP - Kansas City, Missouri

Compensation & Benefits

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2023 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 190,000

Summer Compensation

2023 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week)
2023 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) 3,958
2023 compensation for 1Ls ($/week) 3,958
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? Case-by-case
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Case-by-case
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? Case-by-case
Other Compensation

Entry level associates are offered a stipend for bar review and exam fees.  Entry level and lateral hires are offered a relocation benefit on a case-by-case basis.  We also offer a $15,000 referral bonus for lateral associate hires.

Benefits 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
Bar Association Fees
Business Casual Dress Code
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
Profit Sharing
Relocation Expenses
Short-term Disability Insurance
Sick Leave
Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
Vacation Leave
Vision Insurance
Please describe benefit package or provide additional comments

Additional details and/or benefits:

• Auto & Home Insurance
• Back-up Child/Elder Care – 20 days per year
• BenefitHub Discounts
• Bright Horizons Backup Childcare
• College Coach Program – Fee expert guidance from former college admissions advisors
• Critical Illness Insurance
• Daylight Saving Hour (timekeepers receive a creditable hour)
• Discounts via enhanced family supports
• Employer subsidized medical and dental insurance
• Firm HSA contributions
• Firm-paid basic Life and AD&D
• Firm-paid Long Term Disability
• Firm-paid Short Term Disability
• Firm-paid travel accident insurance for employees and their dependents; includes personal travel
• Free Headspace subscription
• Gym membership discounts
• Healthcare Concierge and Advocacy Services
• Identity Theft Protection
• Milk Stork – Free shipping of breast milk while traveling on Firm business
• Monthly guided meditation sessions
• Pet Insurance
• Student Loan Refinancing
• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Virtual counseling in select offices
• Voluntary Accident Insurance
• Wellness webinars and presentations

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
Business development
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
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.

Our robust parental leave benefit gives time to care for and bond with a newly born or adopted child.  This benefit is offered to mothers and fathers during the first 12 months following birth or award of guardianship.  A total of 26 weeks may be taken, with 18 weeks at full pay. An 80% schedule for new mothers or fathers for 6 months in the first year after birth or adoption of a child is available, and other alternative work schedules considered on a case-by-case basis and generally approved. Flexible work hours, reduced schedules, telecommuting and off/on ramping are all available options.

We have a New Parent Outreach Program (“NPO”) which is an initiative that combines outreach, mentoring, resources, and gift-giving for new parents before, during and after parental leave.

The Firm also offers new parents an opportunity to participate in a 4-week online support group program with the goal of providing guidance during a leave of absence and helping to navigate the return from leave process.

All parents are welcome to join the Parents & Carers group which provides opportunities for lawyers and legal professionals to share their experiences and speak freely about what it really means to be a parent and professional who manages the balance between home and office. In addition to hosting and facilitating internal discussions, Parents & Carers identifies and introduces external resources to help further the goals of the group, including inviting experts on issues related to “working parenthood” to speak on topics of interest to its members.

Through the Milk stork program, we offer free shipping of breast milk while traveling on Firm business.

Bright Horizons offers back up child care, everyone receives 20 days to use each calendar year at no cost. An additional 10 days is provided upon the birth/adoption of a child to be used within the first year of birth/award of guardianship. There are also discounts via enhanced family supports.