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Winston & Strawn employs a lockstep payscale, whereby the base salary of associates is determined by the number of years of experience an individual has accrued. The firm offers a compensation package that is competitive with those of other law firms of comparable size and stature. Full-time associates also are eligible for a yearly discretionary performance bonus based on associate class, evaluation rating, and productivity. The firm highly values pro bono involvement and credits up to 100 hours of pro bono work toward billable hours for bonus reasons. Associates also may receive credit toward bonuses for other non-billable time.
The firm offers relocation reimbursement of up to $2,500 for entry-level associates, and $5,000 for laterals, to move personal possessions from their current residence to the city in which one of Winston's offices is located.
- 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
- Bar Association Fees
- Business Casual Dress Code
- Child Care Subsidy
- Dental Insurance
- Domestic Partner Benefits
- 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
- Medical Spending Account
- Parental Leave
- Relocation Expenses
- Short-term Disability Insurance
- Sick Leave
- Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
- Vacation Leave
- Vision Insurance
Benefits and Other Perks for Full-time Associates include: life, health, disability, and dental insurance, same-gender domestic partner benefits ,18 weeks of paid adoption leave, medical leave, 401(k) plan, dependent care flexible spending account, health care flexible spending account, backup childcare benefits, elder care, reimbursement for bar review classes and bar exam fee for first-year associates, reimbursement for training seminars, reimbursement for after-hours meals, reimbursement for late-night travel ,Business casual attire,vacation time.
The firm starts accepting resumes for its summer program in July of each year, with the interviewing process usually concluding in late October. Candidates are informed of the hiring decisions within two weeks of final interviews. Candidates are reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses for callbacks and full interviews.
The firm looks for students and lawyers with a strong balance of academic credentials and interpersonal skills. The firm believes that great legal solutions come from an ability to combine intellect with creativity and pragmatism.
The firm seeks attorneys who are smart, confident, and practical in their problem-solving approach, and who understand the importance of team work.
Winston & Strawn LLP is committed to providing employment opportunities to individuals whose experience and abilities best match job requirements. It is the policy of Winston & Strawn, in accordance with the provisions of local, state, and federal legislation dealing with employment and personnel practices, to ensure equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons.
Winston & Strawn is committed to excellence in serving the public interest. It was one of the first large law firms in the country to adopt a written pro bono policy in 1991, to become a signatory to the Pro Bono Institute Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, to establish a well-funded charitable foundation, and to hire a full-time Director of Public Interest Law.
When the firm celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2003, it asked every lawyer and paralegal in the firm to sign a Pro Bono Pledge to devote at least 35 hours to pro bono work during the year. More than 70 percent of Winston's attorneys signed the pledge. As a result, the firm has increased its pro bono hours billed by at least 15 percent every year since 2002.
For more than fifteen years, the firm also has provided financial support to civic and charitable organizations through the Winston & Strawn Foundation. In the past year, the Foundation awarded more than $2.3 million in cash grants to civic and charitable organizations involved in health and social welfare, civic and community, arts and culture, education, and legal advocacy activities.
The firm's Pro Bono Policy, which was revised in 2004 to incorporate this pledge, includes an improved hour-credit provision and provides a detailed description of pro bono work. The firm has provided representation in matters involving community economic development, criminal defense, First Amendment/free speech, contested guardianship, landlord/tenant, not-for-profit corporate organization, political asylum, post-conviction relief in death penalty cases, and public assistance.
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