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    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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    Company Info

    Rank last year18
    Years on list
    6
    HQ location
    Palo Alto, Calif.
    Employees1,942
    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 sites10
    Websitehttp://www.cooley.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    no
    Unlimited sick days
    no
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    yes
    Subsidized childcare
    no
    Compressed work weeks
    yes
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    On-site fitness/subsidized gym
    no
    On-site medical care facility
    no
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
    yes
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Student loan debt repayment
    no
    Medical facility at all locations
    no

    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 days
    10

    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