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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Dallas, Texas

http://www.akingump.com

Hours & Work Arrangements

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Hours

Is there a minimum billable hour expectation? No
If yes, what is the minimum?
Is billable hour credit given for pro bono work? Yes
Is there a maximum that will be credited? No
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 2015
Average annual associate hours worked in 2016
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2015
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2016

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
Comments In order to fulfill the requirements of a part-time schedule, attorneys must work a minimum of 24 hours per week (60% of a full-time schedule).
Are attorneys who work part-time and exceed their agreed upon part-time hours compensated in some manner for the additional hours? Yes
Comments
Are attorneys who work part-time given bonus consideration? Yes
Comments Non-partner attorneys of the firm are eligible for bonus consideration. Bonuses are discretionary and merit based, with primary consideration given to total billable hours, client service, overall contributions to the practice and firm, and adherence to the firm's Core Values.

Number of part-time lawyers

Number of male part-time associates 0
Number of female part-time associates 3
Number of male part-time partners/members 1
Number of female part-time partners/members 1
Number of male part-time other lawyers 1
Number of female part-time other lawyers 1

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 The firm's Reduced Work Schedule Committee.

Part-time advancement

What is the impact of working part-time as an associate, if any, on an associate's progression toward partner? Seeking a reduced work schedule does not negatively impact an attorney's promotion to counsel or the partnership, however a longer tenure may be required to meet the criteria for promotion.
Can an associate be promoted to partner while s/he is 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
Comments
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., part-time, flex-time)? Yes
Does your organization have an alternative track adviser? No
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) Other: Practice Attorney, Senior Practice Attorney
Do you hire entry-level attorneys for non-traditional track positions? Yes
In which practice areas do you hire non-traditional track attorneys? Non-traditional track positions are not limited to designated practice areas.
What is the minimum billable hour requirement for non-traditional track attorneys? There is no set minimum billable hour requirement.
Please include any additional information about non-traditional track positions (including mentoring, evaluations, billable hours, training, benefits, opportunities for pro bono work, etc.)