baby lawyer attorney Above the Law blog.jpgYesterday, we posted some preliminary results from last week’s ATL / Lateral Link survey on leave and part-time arrangements. Today, we’re going to get a little bit deeper into the maternity leave data.
We now have more than 600 responses, and roughly three-fifths of respondents have reported that their firms offer twelve weeks of paid maternity leave. Another 17% of respondents are at firms that have adopted an eighteen-week leave policy. Since some of you have been clamoring for charts (and others have been less enthusiastic), a chart showing the overall breakdown of responses is here.
Of course, the number of responses and the number of firms are different animals, so today we’re going to start a running table of firms’ paid maternity leave policies. Check it out, after the jump.


Some of this data is from the survey (which you can still take), and some is from tips, firm websites or other public sources. If details about your firm are missing (or wrong), please send us a tip.
Paid Maternity Leave Policies By Firm

Firm Paid Maternity Leave
Akin Gump 18 weeks*
Alston & Bird 12 weeks
Andrews Kurth 18 weeks*
Arnall Golden Gregory 12 weeks
Arnold & Porter 18 weeks
Baker & McKenzie 16 weeks
Baker Botts 12 weeks
Bingham 12 weeks
Blank Rome 12 weeks
Buchanan Ingersoll 12 weeks
Cadwalader 18 weeks
Cahill Gordon 12 weeks
Cleary Gottlieb 18 weeks
Clifford Chance 12 weeks
Cooley Godward 18 weeks
Covington & Burling 18 weeks
Crowell & Moring 18 weeks
Davis Polk 18 weeks
Day Pitney 12 weeks
Debevoise & Plimpton 18 weeks
Dechert 12 weeks
Dewey & LeBoeuf 18 weeks
DLA Piper 12 weeks
Drinker Biddle & Reeth 12 weeks**
Fenwick & West 12 weeks
Finnegan Henderson 18 weeks
Freshfields 12 weeks**
Fried Frank 14 weeks
Fulbright & Jaworski 12 weeks
Gibbons PC 12 weeks
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 12 weeks
Goodwin Procter 12 weeks
Greenberg Traurig 12 weeks
Heller Ehrman 12 weeks
Hogan & Hartson 18 weeks
Holland & Knight 12 weeks
Howrey 12 weeks
Hughes Hubbard & Reed 12 weeks
Hunton & Williams 12 weeks
Jenner & Block 18 weeks
Jones Day 12 weeks
K&L Gates 12 weeks
Kaye Scholer 12 weeks
King & Spalding 12 weeks
Kirkland & Ellis 16 weeks
Kramer Levin 18 weeks
Latham & Watkins 18 weeks
Lowenstein Sandler 12 weeks
Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps 12 weeks
Mayer Brown 18 weeks
McDermott Will & Emery 12 weeks
Milbank Tweed 18 weeks
Morgan Lewis & Bockius 12 weeks
Morrison & Foerster 18 weeks
Nixon Peabody 4 weeks
O’Melveny & Myers 18 weeks*
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe 18 weeks
Patterson Belknap 18 weeks
Paul Hastings 14 weeks
Paul Weiss 18 weeks
Phillips Lytle 6 weeks
Proskauer Rose 18 weeks
Quinn Emanuel 16 weeks
Ropes & Gray 18 weeks
Saul Ewing 12 weeks
Schulte Roth & Zabel 18 weeks
Sheppard Mullin 12 weeks
Sidley Austin 12 weeks
Simpson Thacher 18 weeks
Skadden 18 weeks
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan 12 weeks
Sullivan & Cromwell 18 weeks
Sullivan & Worcester 12 weeks
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan 12 weeks
Thelen Reid 6 weeks***
Troutman Sanders 12 weeks
Venable 12 weeks
Vinson & Elkins 12 weeks
Weil 18 weeks
White & Case 12 weeks
Willkie Farr 12 weeks
WilmerHale 18 weeks
Wilson Elser 8 weeks
Winston & Strawn 18 weeks
Womble Carlyle 12 weeks

*Also applies to the primary caregiver in the case of an adoption.
**In addition to 12 weeks of full paid leave, Freshfields and Drinker Biddle & Reeth permit associates to take another 12 weeks of leave at half pay.
***Thelen Reid provides six weeks of paid primary caregiver leave plus an additional disability leave for childbirth as approved by the insurance provider (usually six weeks).

Justin Bernold is a Director at Lateral Link, the sponsor of this survey.


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