Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is sending some of its associates to year-long stints at nonprofit organizations, with the expectation that they'll return to the firm afterward. The firm is offering fellowships to 15 associates and paying them $60,000 up front. They will not remain firm employees while they work for the nonprofit, although they can keep their insurance benefits, says Simpson Thacher partner William T. Russell. He said that the move was not a result of a decrease in work for the associates.
Simpson Thacher Sends Some Associates on Year-Long Pro Bono Stints
The National Law Journal
February 23, 2009