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Cooley LLP

Main Office: 5 Palo Alto Sq | Palo Alto | CA | 94306
Phone: 650-843-5000 |
Salary & Benefits

The firm offers a competitive salary that is based on a set, lock-step scale. 1st year associates at Cooley's receive a top notch benefits package, which includes a salary of $160,000 per year. In 2012, the summer associate salary for 1Ls and 2Ls was US$3,077 per week.

Among other compensation the firm offers bar stipend, bar review course and bar exam reimbursement, clerkship bonus for certain judicial clerkships, discretionary bonuses and moving and relocation allowances.

The firm also gives bonuses to all eligible associates. Bonus is determined on the basis of hours billed, quality of work and the firm's revenues.

Title Branch/
City
Exp. year Period Min Base
Salary
Avg Base
Salary
Max Base
Salary
Min Bonus
Salary
Avg Bonus
Salary
Max Bonus
Salary
Associate Palo Alto 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate San Diego 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Reston 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Boston 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Seattle 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Santa Monica 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Denver 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Boston 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Denver 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Palo Alto 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Reston 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate San Diego 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Santa Monica 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Seattle 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly   $215,000.00         
Benefits
Benefits Package:

Medical, dental, vision; life and AD&D insurance; domestic partner coverage; flexible spending accounts; family care referral program; emergency and priority child care; paid maternity, paternity and adoptive leave; employee assistance program; short and long term disability; Firm subsidized health club membership; 401(k); 4 weeks vacation; membership in ABA, state and local bar associations.