Compensation & Benefits

Cahill offers associates highly competitive annual base salaries and bonuses. Summer associates are compensated on a basis consistent with that of our full-time first year associates.

 Health Plans & Insurance Benefits

  • Firm-subsidized medical plan for lawyers and eligible dependents, including spouse, same-sex domestic partner (as defined in our healthcare benefit plans) for employees residing in states where same-sex marriage is not recognized, and/or children. Our same-sex domestic partner health benefit includes a compensation gross-up that is intended to offset the tax disadvantage faced by employees whose same-sex domestic partners are covered under the Firm's health insurance plans. Benefits include a prescription drug plan. Coverage begins the first day of employment.
  • Firm-subsidized choice of dental plans for lawyers and eligible dependants, including spouse, same-sex domestic partner and/or children. Coverage begins the first day of employment.
  • Flexible Healthcare Spending Account for allocation of up to $2,500 in pre-tax dollars to be applied against qualified healthcare expenses.
  • Group term life insurance at four times annual base salary, without cost.
  • Short-term Disability benefits up to 26 weeks.
  • Group Long Term Disability insurance, without cost. Subject to approval by the insurance company, monthly benefits of 60% of salary are paid after 26 weeks' short-term disability have lapsed.
  • Optional Group Long-term Care Insurance is available and pays an additional monthly benefit if you become disabled after 90 consecutive days. Benefits are paid up to a maximum of 72 months.
  • Free annual physical at a designated Manhattan facility.
  • Discounted health club membership with The New York Sports Club and Equinox.
  • Employee assistance program for lawyers and their families for personal difficulties, including substance abuse, depression and financial problems.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) assistance is available to eligible lawyers employed by the firm for at least one year.

 401(k) Plan & Other Benefits

  • Immediate enrollment option to participate in Cahill's 401(k) Plan. Our plan allows for participants to make elective deferrals to the plan as pre-tax contributions and/or "Roth 401(k) Contributions."
  • 4 weeks' paid vacation.
  • Pre-tax TransitCheks for MetroCards and commutation tickets (railroads, bus lines and ferries.)

 Work Life Balance

  • At Cahill we respect family and life balance, and accommodate individual situations.
  • 18 weeks' parental leave for primary caregivers, or up to 26 weeks maternity-related disability. Additionally, primary caregivers who return to the Firm after birth or adoption of a child will be given the option to work at a reduced load for up to 12 weeks for proportionate pay to ensure a smooth transition back to work after parental leave.
  • 4 weeks' parental leave for secondary caregivers.
  • Flexible work policy. The firm makes flexible work options that recognize the needs of a growing family available to lawyers returning from parental leave to facilitate the transition back to work. Lawyers returning from primary or secondary caregiver leave may opt to work remotely, work on a reduced hours schedule, or request extended unpaid leave from the firm. Additionally, to support lawyers who want to strike a different balance in their lives, whether on account of family or other circumstances, alternative work arrangements outside of these options will be considered by the firm on a case-by-case basis.
  • We offer a "Mothers' Room" for nursing mothers.
  • Emergency child care from a trusted name in daycare, located nearby the office.

 Salary Advances

  • For incoming lawyers, the firm will provide a salary advance in the spring before commencement of full-time employment. Advances are also available to judicial clerks joining the firm once the clerkship is completed.

 Moving Assistance & Related Benefits

  • Reimbursement of reasonable moving expenses for new hires who attend law school outside of the New York metro area.
  • Free legal representation on primary residence closings in New York.

 Tax LL.M and Dual J.D./M.B.A Candidates

  • The firm pays sign-on bonuses to LL.M. (tax) graduates on a case-by-case basis.
  • One year of credit to incoming associates who have concurrently obtained a J.D. and M.B.A. in a four year program on a case-by-case basis.

 Other Benefits & Perks

  • Associates' Lounge to unwind, including a 52" plasma screen HD TV, DVD player and wireless access.
  • Dollar-for-dollar firm match (up to a maximum of $1,000) for gifts made by associates to their law schools.
  • Bar Association dues for one association and one Section.
  • Technology stipend for certain technology expenditures.
  • Firm discounts with providers such as Sprint, Microsoft and Dell.
  • In-house Travel Department to assist with business travel arrangements and vacation plans.
  • Coverage of lawyer registration fees (payable every two years).
  • Reimbursement for bar review course fees and application fees for the New York State Bar. Associates are expected to have taken the Bar Exam prior to commencing work. Associates who take the Bar after commencing work are allowed ten days paid study leave, plus two days for the exam itself.
  • Happy hours and other social events.