Benefits and Compensation

Benefits and Compensation

The benefits of being a Fried Frank associate are comprehensive, generous, and highly competitive.
  • Associates are allowed four weeks of vacation per year.
  • Our primary benefits package includes a 401(k)/Roth 401(k) plan; medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death, and disability insurance; domestic partner benefits; and an employee assistance program.
  • Other benefits offered include private banking services, a flexible healthcare spending plan, discounted health club memberships, a pre-tax transportation plan, and discounted long-term care.
Our first-year associates earn starting salaries of US$190,000, plus a US$3,000 transition bonus. The Firm also reimburses new associates for expenses related to one bar exam. We also provide a transition bonus and optional salary advance to all new associates.

We also value the experience clerkships provide and judicial clerks who complete single or multi-year clerkships for any federal court or the highest court of any state receive a bonus of US$50,000. Clerks of the US Supreme Court receive a competitive bonus. Bonuses for other clerkships are evaluated on an individual basis.