Law Students

Quick Facts About Richards, Layton & Finger

Fact #1
We have one location, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, with approximately 160 lawyers. Delaware is the state of incorporation for 67 percent of the Fortune 500 companies and over 60 percent of the New York Stock Exchange, thus making Delaware the jurisdiction of choice for corporate America.

Fact #2
Our starting SALARY for entry-level associates is $175,000 annually, and for summer associates it is $3,365 per week.

Fact #3
Each SUMMER ASSOCIATE has an assigning director and associate who coordinate and contribute to the flow of work projects.

Fact #4
Because of the AFFORDABLE HOUSING in the Wilmington area, associates are routinely able to purchase homes within the first year of working at Richards, Layton & Finger.

Fact #5
HEALTH BENEFITS are noncontributory—participants are not required to fund, or partially fund, any of the health benefits plans offered at Richards, Layton & Finger. Family members are covered as well, all on a noncontributory basis. (A voluntary dental plan is available, but not funded by the firm.)

Fact #6
Richards, Layton & Finger provides paid PARENTAL LEAVE and DOMESTIC PARTNER BENEFITS for associates.

Fact #7
Our RETIREMENT PLAN, including our 401(k), contains a provision for annual employer contribution.

Fact #8
New entry-level associates are given a $10,000 bar-study STIPEND, plus bar review course and bar exam application fees.

Fact #9
Richards, Layton & Finger has a state-of-the-art, on-premises FITNESS CENTER, open to all employees 24/7 at no cost to you.

Fact #10
PUBLIC SERVICE and PRO BONO legal assistance are highly valued at Richards, Layton & Finger.

Fact #11
First- and second-year associates may request ROTATION to another department or practice group at the end of their first or second year.

Fact #12
Associates are eligible for PARTNERSHIP (Director) consideration after eight years.