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Cooley

Over the past two years, the Palo Alto–based law firm has paid special attention to attorneys in the tricky yet often-overlooked transition between junior associate and partner with its Mid-Level Academy. It encourages pro bono work (even earning a top public service award from the American Bar Association) and ties compensation to contributions beyond revenue.

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Rank last year

18

Years on list

6

HQ location

Palo Alto, Calif.

Employees

1,942

Job openings (as of February 2019)

89

Industry

Professional Services

Revenue, 2018 or most recent year ($M)

$1,072

Year founded

1920

Type of organization

Private Partnership

Number of work sites

10

Perks
offers
Telecommuting
Job sharing
Compressed work weeks
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Health insurance for part-timers
Sick days for part-timers
College tuition reimbursement
Diversity
% Minorities31%
% African-American/Black7%
% Asian13%
% Caucasian/White67%
% Hispanic/Latino7%
% Native American/Alaska Native-
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1%
% Two or more races3%
% Unknown ethnicity2%
Paid Time Off
General PTO32
# Sick days10
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Associates
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time and part-time job growth3%
# of job applicants13,267
Avg. # of applicants per opening43
# New graduates hired56