Brooks Kushman offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Starting salaries for our associates are comparable to much larger law firms. Early in your career at Brooks Kushman, by mutual agreement of the lawyer and the firm, associates can forego a salary for a percentage of their billings.
In addition to our generous compensation plan, we offer the following benefits:
- Health Insurance with available vision and dental plans
- Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
- Life, Death, and Accidental Dismemberment Insurance
- 401K and profit-sharing with matching funds that may exceed an employee’s contribution
- Flexible Spending Account
- Ability to work remotely
Along with our compensation and benefit plans, Brooks Kushman offers attorneys a personal business expense fund to use at their discretion. This fund can cover expenses related to business development, individual training, continuing legal education, and client development. The firm also pays for our lawyers’ memberships to mandatory bar associations and covers the cost of bar review preparation courses and bar exams.
In any organization, the most crucial resource is its people. We believe that in order to be a premier legal service provider and the go-to firm for our clients, we must invest in the development of our people. We manage this through several different internal initiatives.
At Brooks Kushman, we take every step to ensure that new attorneys feel confident in their new role by receiving every resource they need to succeed. We have a multi-disciplinary approach that includes every practice and professional area at the firm. We take immense pride in providing a collaborative culture for our attorneys.
We pair lateral attorneys with mentors who share similar backgrounds and experiences. By doing this, our new attorneys make connections with other attorneys at the firm beginning on day one, while also having a strong resource to help ensure they start their career off successfully as soon as they begin working with us.
Training and the development of all employees is a cornerstone of our practice. The professional development of our team drives the success of our firm and allows us to provide the quality service our clients have come to expect and appreciate.
Within each department, we provide specific training modules to help ensure new attorneys understand our innovative approach right when they begin. This training program is facilitated directly by our Practice Group Chairs. However, we recognize that every candidate is unique and may require a different approach when joining a new firm. To facilitate this, we include senior shareholders in our training efforts early in the process to help ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. Early direct training and mentorship from our Practice Group Chairs and senior shareholders ensures that our newest members quickly find success in building their own practices.
Our firm has also created a training program to develop formalized training classes, specifically tailored to patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation. We place associates into the program as soon as they join the firm. They remain in the class until they have established a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. This program ensures that our newest members are quickly ready to provide high-quality legal services to our clients.
The training doesn’t stop after the program is completed, as the laws and processes are constantly evolving. Here at Brooks Kushman, we value continuing legal education for all of our attorneys. We also provide attorneys with a variety of online subscriptions and training modules for CLE and professional development, allowing them to grow their practice within the fields they find most interesting. The firm also offers internal educational programs to discuss new issues, procedures, or rulings that impact our work and our clients.
We strive to create a culture that focuses on the development of all employees and provides the necessary tools to fulfill their professional development and career goals. Our efforts focus on best practices in client service, cross-selling, networking, and teamwork. Our goal is to create a culture that educates professionals on critical skills our attorneys and staff will need to generate new business, develop stronger professional relationships, and best serve our clients.