Law firms, large and small, recognize the importance of a goodemployee benefits package. For years, the benchmark for New Jersey firmswas the plan offered at Morristown’s Shanley & Fisher — easily the mostgenerous in terms of medical and dental coverage, 401(k) programs,vacation time, parental leave and other extras.

But with megafirms from Philadelphia and New York swooping up largefirms in New Jersey, the benefits landscape is changing.