NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2023

Dentons US LLP - San Francisco/Oakland, California

Hours & Work Arrangements

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Is there a minimum billable hour expectation? Yes
If yes, what is the minimum? 2,000
Is billable hour credit given for pro bono work? Yes
Is there a maximum that will be credited? Yes
If yes, what is the maximum? 150
For bonus consideration, is a pro bono hour equivalent to a required hour? Yes
Hours policy details

Associates are expected to record 2,000 “creditable hours” (1,800 in Honolulu), of which 1,950 hours must be billable (1,750 in Honolulu). In addition to hours billed to paying clients, associates also receive credit toward the annual hours requirement for contributions to the Firm consistent with their professional development ("creditable hours"). If the 1,950 billable hour requirement is met, associates are eligible for a maximum of 150 non-billable creditable hours to be included in their creditable hours total. Creditable hours may include approved activities such as pro bono work, observation opportunities, innovation hours, diversity and inclusion activities, and targeted business development efforts. Associates may seek approval for additional pro bono hours over the 150 creditable hour maximum to be counted towards their billable hour requirement.

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? Case-by-case
Are attorneys who work part-time and exceed their agreed upon part-time hours compensated in some manner for the additional hours? Case-by-case
Are attorneys who work part-time given bonus consideration? Yes

Number of part-time lawyers

Number of male part-time associates 6
Number of female part-time associates 11
Number of male part-time partners/members 6
Number of female part-time partners/members 13
Number of male part-time other lawyers 15
Number of female part-time other lawyers 23

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?
Can an associate be promoted to partner while working on a part-time schedule? Yes
In the past five years, have attorneys made partner who have worked or are currently working alternative schedules with your organization? Yes
Can a partner work on a part-time schedule? Yes

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? No
Are attorneys who work alternative schedules given bonus consideration? Case-by-case

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) Staff attorney|Counsel|Senior attorney
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?
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.)