Perks / Fringe Benefits

Biglaw Perk Watch: Open Thread on Car and Dinner Policies

lincoln town car dewey leboeuf above the law blog.jpgLast week, our colleagues over at Dealbreaker reported on changes to the “Evening Meals and Taxis” policy of Goldman Sachs in London. The upshot: the firm’s dining@mydesk service — okay, that doesn’t sound fun, but it’s still a perk of sorts — and a GS-covered taxi home will kick in at 10 PM instead of 9 PM, the old cutoff. Memo here.
Similar changes to car and dinner policies appear to be happening on this side of the pond. For example, we hear through the grapevine that Mayer Brown’s New York office recently pushed the free-car cutoff back to 9:30 PM.
At your law firm, when do you get a free dinner and / or transportation home? Has the firm changed its policy recently? Any thoughts on what the cutoff ought to be? Some firms have deadlines that vary by season. E.g., Debevoise (9 p.m. during the summer).
Please weigh in, on these and related matters — e.g., stories about crazy and/or incompetent car service drivers — in the comments.
Update: According to this comment, “MBRM has always moved cars back to 9:30 once the clocks change.”
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