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Directory Year: 2023

Allen & Overy LLP - Global U.S. Practice

Hours & Work Arrangements

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Is there a minimum billable hour expectation? Yes
If yes, what is the minimum? 2000
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? No
Hours policy details

Our policy is to credit 100% of pro bono hours against billable targets. 

Recent hours history

Average annual associate hours worked in 2021
Average annual associate hours worked in 2022
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2021
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2022

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? Case-by-case

We offer flexible part-time arrangements to lawyers who choose to work a modified or reduced schedule.

Are attorneys who work part-time and exceed their agreed upon part-time hours compensated in some manner for the additional hours? Case-by-case
Are attorneys who work part-time given bonus consideration? Yes

Bonuses for part-time attorneys are pro-rated based on their schedules, as agreed upon.

Number of part-time lawyers

Number of male part-time associates 4
Number of female part-time associates 3
Number of male part-time partners/members 0
Number of female part-time partners/members 0
Number of male part-time other lawyers 0
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

Determined by: whether the individuals' circumstances justify the proposed arrangements; they present a sound business case for the accommodation; if they are performing well;   

provided however, that implementation of the proposed agreement does not negatively impact an ability to service clients or place an undue burden on A&O colleagues.

Part-time advancement

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

Decisions regarding partnership are based on a number of factors and as such, there is no fixed rule as to how part-time work will be counted for purposes of determining if, and when, an attorney will be considered for partnership.

Can an associate be promoted to partner while working on a part-time schedule? Case-by-case
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? Case-by-case

Other alternative work options

Please describe any other alternative work arrangements:


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? 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

A&O has both practice support and practice management lawyers.

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
Do you hire entry-level attorneys for non-traditional track positions? Case-by-case
In which practice areas do you hire non-traditional track attorneys?

Case-by-case pending individual practice groups' need but historically to date, into Banking and Litigation.

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.)