NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2023

Sidley Austin LLP - New York, New York

Compensation & Benefits

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2023 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 215,000

Summer Compensation

2023 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week) 4,200
2023 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) 4,200
2023 compensation for 1Ls ($/week) 4,200
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? Case-by-case
Other Compensation

Associate Bonus Program; stipend while studying for the bar; allowance for bar exam and review fees; moving allowance; referral bonus; JD-MBA class year credit (cbc)

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 Disability Insurance
Medical Insurance
Health Savings Account
Parental Leave
Relocation Expenses
Short-term Disability Insurance
Sick Leave
Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
Vision Insurance
Please describe benefit package or provide additional comments

Pre-tax parking and transit program, subsidized emergency back-up childcare, subsidized health club membership, Health Advocate, and reduced hours policy.

Associate base salary (excluding bonuses) is determined by A combination lock-step and 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

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 firm has a gender neutral parental leave policy for lawyers which allows for 14 weeks of paid parental leave, including for adoption.  Birth mothers receive an additional 8 weeks of paid time off for disability.  The firm also offers additional support through a Working Parent Career Coaching program.