Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP - Salary & Benefits

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Main Office:

787 7th Avenue, Suite 4424 | New York City | NY | 10019-6018

Phone: 212-728-8200 | Fax: 212-728-8111

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Salary & Benefits

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is committed to compensating associates at a level commensurate with its peer firms.

Core compensation and benefits include:

Salary of $160,000 per year for first year associates
Lock-step associate compensation system
Bonus typically provided to all associates in good standing
Four weeks of paid vacation each year
Salary advance to all incoming associates
Reimbursements for moving expenses, bar review courses, bar examination fees and bar association dues

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Min Base
Avg Base
Max Base
Min Bonus
Avg Bonus
Max Bonus
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Houston 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Palo Alto 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         
Associate Chicago 1st Year Yearly   $190,000.00         


  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • Bar Association Fees
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • CLE
  • Dental Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Emergency
  • Family/Dependent Care Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
  • Health Club Membership
  • Life/AD&D
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • On-site Child Care
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance
  • The firm also provides:
  • 18 weeks paid (and 18 weeks unpaid) parental leave for primary caregivers
  • Subsidized health and dental insurance (including spouses, same-sex domestic partners and children)
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Subsidized health club membership
  • Emergency-day care center
  • Year round business casual
  • Attorney lounge with cappuccino machine, breakfast, and afternoon cookies
  • Free private banking at Citibank or Chase

Benefits Package:

4 weeks vacation; health club contribution; subsidized health insurance (same-sex partners included); dental insurance; flexible spending account; life insurance; paid maternity/paternity leave; nursing room; long and short-term disability; 401K; LifeWorks Wellness program; off-site emergency day-care; in-home emergency adult day-care; employee assistance program; Blackberry; bar review courses, bar exam & bar association dues; NY bar registration fees; relocation expenses; associate referral bonus; business casual dress code.

Willkie associates and counsel who are primary caregivers are eligible for up to 18 weeks of paid parental leave. A new parent is also permitted to request up to 18 weeks of unpaid leave following the birth or adoption of a child, for a total combined leave time of up to 36 weeks (9 months).

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