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Balance

Starting a family, caring for an older family member or pursuing an outside professional development opportunity are never reasons to take a step back at Akin Gump. Our Reduced Work Schedule Policy helps lawyers embrace life changes while continuing as productive and valued team members. Our policy specifically provides that lawyers working on a reduced work schedule remain eligible for counsel and partnership promotion and we have a demonstrated track record of success for such promotions.

Return to Work Confidently

  • Generous parental leave policy applies to all parents, regardless of gender.
  • Mindful Return program enrollment provides online courses and communities for parents transitioning back to work after leave.
  • Milk Stork traveling mothers’ breast milk shipment program gives new mothers flexibility to travel for client work.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act benefits paid leave allowance doubled to four weeks in any two-year period.
  • Infant Transition Program provides up to eight weeks of transition care at a daycare center close to the office.
  • Emergency backup childcare benefit available to employees in all U.S. and London offices.

Manage Competing Demands with Agility

The firm introduced an agile work program for all lawyers who need the flexibility to balance life events while providing excellent service to our clients. Our program provides technology resources and networking tools to allow lawyers to work efficiently and effectively no matter where they are located.

Health and Well-being are our Priority

The demands of a rigorous legal career and personal life can overwhelm even the most seasoned lawyer at times. We launched our firmwide holistic wellness program, Be Well, to support our lawyers’ emotional and physical health. On-site and online offerings include a wide range of self-care and mental health counseling resources including work/life integration, healthy eating, financial management, mental distress and substance abuse.

Learn more about our Be Well program.