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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