Biglaw is becoming kinder and gentler. The number of large law firms enhancing their parental leave policies continues to grow. The latest to join the club: Debevoise & Plimpton.
From a (male) tipster:
18 weeks. Not bad. Of course, since I’m unlikely to give birth to a child anytime soon, I’ll have to be satisfied with 10 weeks.
Also, what’s with this “primary childcare giver” business? Of the new parents I’ve known, the first few months seemed like one needed at least two primary childcare givers, if not more. Eh, I doubt D&P will be sending auditors into associates’ homes to check who bills the most hours with the baby.
The email announcing Debevoise’s policy, plus a list of firms that have recently enhanced their parental leave policies, after the jump.
DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON — MEMORANDUM — NEW PRIMARY CHILDCARE LEAVE BENEFIT
LIST OF VIRTUE:
New and improved parental leave policies from:
— Arnold & Porter
— Davis Polk
— Hogan & Hartson
— Latham & Watkins
— Simpson Thacher
— Sullivan & Cromwell
— Weil Gotshal