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Akerman LLP - Firmwide

Compensation & Benefits

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2017 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 100,000-170,000

Summer Compensation

2017 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week)
2017 compensation for 2Ls ($/week)
2017 compensation for 1Ls ($/week)
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? Case-by-case
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? Yes
Other Compensation $5,000 signing bonus and bar allowance are offered to entry-level associates who come through our Summer Associate Program. Associates receive a professional and client development allowance, paid parking or pre-tax commuter benefit, and merit bonus (after year one) at the end of the fiscal year.
Benefits 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
Bar Association Fees
CLE
Dental Insurance
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
Parking/Transportation
Sick Leave
Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
Vacation Leave
Vision Insurance
Benefit Package Health, Dental, Vision, Section 125 Cafeteria Plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Life/AD&D, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, 401(k), Vacation, Short-term Medical Leave, Voluntary Hospital Indemnity, Accident and Critical Illness Policies, Firm-paid Wellness Program, Malpractice insurance.
Associate base salary (excluding bonuses) is determined by A lock-step system with variable component (range per class year)
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
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
Comments
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

Opposite sex domestic partner benefits

Are opposite sex domestic partners afforded the same benefits as spouses of attorneys? No
If not, what (if any) benefits are provided to opposite sex domestic partners?

Parental leave or family care policy

Does your organization have a written parental leave or family care policy? Yes
Comments
How many weeks of paid parental leave do female attorneys receive? 12
How many weeks of paid parental leave do male attorneys receive? 4
Have one or more attorneys made use of your parental leave policy in the last 12 months? Yes

Adoptions

Does your parental leave or family care policy include adoptions? Yes
Comments

Children/dependents of same sex domestic partners

Does your parental leave or family care policy cover children/dependents of same sex domestic partners? Yes
Comments

Children/dependents of opposite sex domestic partners

Does your parental leave or family care policy cover children/dependents of opposite sex domestic partners? No
Comments