NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2021

Alston & Bird LLP - Atlanta, Georgia

Compensation & Benefits

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2021 compensation for entry-level lawyers ($/year) 165,000

Summer Compensation

2021 compensation for Post-3Ls ($/week)
2021 compensation for 2Ls ($/week) 3175
2021 compensation for 1Ls ($/week) 3175
Judicial Clerkship Bonus? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for judicial clerkship? Yes
Compensation/progression credit for other advanced degrees? No
Other Compensation

Reimbursement for moving and bar expenses. Eligible for merit based bonus. The firm also offers a salary advance.

Benefits 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
Bar Association Fees
Business Casual Dress Code
Child Care Subsidy
Dental Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Family/Dependent Care Leave
Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
Health Club Membership
Life/AD&D Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Medical Insurance
Health Savings Account
On-site Child Care
Parental Leave
Relocation Expenses
Short-term Disability Insurance
Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
Vacation Leave
Vision Insurance
Please describe benefit package or provide additional comments

Cafeteria plan for medical, dental and vision benefits with no waiting period. Medical plans include Teladoc telehealth service for general medical, dermatology, and mental health. Medical advocacy programs (Health Advocate Best Doctors) are available for medical plan participants. Pre-tax Health Savings Account program and wellness program with incentive. Firm-paid life and disability insurance and a variety of supplemental insurance policies including Aflac, supplemental life/LTD, and AD&D. State bar dues, professional development allowance, flexible time-off policy, and paid parental leave policy allowing up to 18 weeks for primary care giver leave (with flex time) and 4 weeks for non-primary care giver leave. On-site child care in Atlanta office. Center based back-up child care in other locations. In-home elder care, in-home child care, and child care while traveling. Family planning services such as $25,000 infertility benefit and adoption/surrogacy assistance. Financial planning programs 401(k) retirement plan with quarterly education, loan consolidation programs, and College Coach seminars/workshops/1:1 personalized assistance. Family referral service, attorney assistance program, discounted corporate concierge service, pet services (insurance and pet sitting referrals) are also offered. Attorney luncheons and annual retreats.

Associate base salary (excluding bonuses) is determined by A set lock-step system (same base salary for each 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)

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 Alston & Bird parental leave policy allows up to 18 weeks of paid leave for the primary care giver leave of which, up to 6 weeks can be designated as flex time allowing for transition into and back from parental leave. A non-primary care giver is eligible for up to 4 weeks of paid leave.

For children adopted at age 17 or younger, a primary care giver is eligible for up to 18 weeks of paid leave.

For children adopted at age 17 or younger, a non-primary care giver is eligible for up to 4 weeks of paid leave.