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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Main Office: 65 Fleet Street | London | London | EC4Y 1HT
Phone: 44-20-7936-4000 | Fax: 44-20-7832-7001
Salary & Benefits

Salaries at Freshfields are based on a set lockstep system and first-year associates earn salaries starting at $160,000 per year. A pay freeze was initiated in its non-US offices in 2009 by the firm which was soon lifted in February 2010. There are tiers of associate compensation based on performance and bonus amounts are said to match the market too. Spring bonuses were announced in 2011 making Freshfields one of the first firms to pay spring bonuses outside the Vault's top 15 firms. Freshfields Bruckhaus's profits per equity partner were $1,108,000 in recent figures, placing the firm in the 78th percentile.

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 Washington 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Benefits
Benefits Package:

The firm currently provides full company paid medical, dental, short and long term disability, and life insurance plans; 5 weeks paid vacation pery year; maternity/paternity leave; 401 (k); discounted gym memberships.