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Directory Year: 2023

Fenwick & West LLP - New York, New York

Hours & Work Arrangements

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Is there a minimum billable hour expectation? Yes
If yes, what is the minimum? 1950
Is billable hour credit given for pro bono work? Yes
Is there a maximum that will be credited? Case-by-case
If yes, what is the maximum?
For bonus consideration, is a pro bono hour equivalent to a required hour? Yes
Hours policy details

Recent hours history

Average annual associate hours worked in 2021 2125
Average annual associate hours worked in 2022 1994
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2021 1971
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2022 1792

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? Yes

For Benefits eligibility, an associate must work at least a 60% schedule of the expected hours requirement for full-time associates.

Are attorneys who work part-time and exceed their agreed upon part-time hours compensated in some manner for the additional hours? Yes

If an associate exceeds their hours requirement, they are eligible for compensation adjustments based on specific thresholds (up to 1950 billable hours).

Are attorneys who work part-time given bonus consideration? Yes

Number of part-time lawyers

Number of male part-time associates 9
Number of female part-time associates 15
Number of male part-time partners/members 8
Number of female part-time partners/members 3
Number of male part-time other lawyers 8
Number of female part-time other lawyers 7

Part-time policies

Do you have a written part-time policy for associates? Yes
Do you have a written part-time policy for partners? Yes
Eligibility for alternative work schedules determined by

Practice Group Leader and Firm Managing Partner.

Part-time advancement

What is the impact of working part-time as an associate, if any, on an associate's progression toward partner?

Working a reduced schedule may impact the length of the partnership track for an attorney who has worked a reduced schedule for an extended period of time because they may not have obtained the same level of experience as an attorney who has worked a full-time schedule for the same number of years.

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:

Reduced hours, telecommuting and remote work (on a case by case basis).

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? Yes
Are attorneys who work alternative schedules given bonus consideration? Yes

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|Other
Do you hire entry-level attorneys for non-traditional track positions? No
In which practice areas do you hire non-traditional track attorneys?

Corporate, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Tax

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.)