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Selendy Gay Elsberg compensates its associates as well or better than the country’s top law firms.
Selendy Gay Elsberg offers a benefits package that significantly enhances associate compensation and supports their well-being. In addition to covering our associates’ medical, dental, and vision plans in their entirety, our benefits range from market-leading fertility benefits and generous parental leave policies, to sizable retirement contributions and associate budgets for relationship-building and professional development activities. Few firms come close to what we offer.
Below is a more detailed explanation of our benefits:
We offer associates salaries based on their years of practice, as reflected in the year they graduated from law school. Class years may be adjusted based on associates’ specific work histories. We pay salaries at the top of the market, with first-year associates earning $215,000 per year.
We pay associates performance-based, year-end bonuses. Associates who perform well can expect to receive bonuses that exceed the national market scale for top firms.
We pay one-time bonuses to associates who join us directly from qualifying clerkships. An associate who joins us directly from one such clerkship will receive a $100,000 bonus and an associate who joins us directly from two such consecutive clerkships will receive a $125,000 bonus. We offer additional bonuses for associates joining us directly from clerkships for the Supreme Court of the United States.
Bar Fees and Expenses. We pay annual bar fees for all associates. For associates who have not yet taken the New York bar examination (for example, new law school graduates), we pay the costs of examination fees and one preparation course.
Moving Expenses. For incoming associates relocating to New York City, we pay reasonable one-time moving expenses.