Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Susman Godfrey, the litigation firm that strives to stand out from the Big Law pack when it comes to pay and benefits, just expanded the definition of its unlimited paid vacation policy to include the newfangled concept of “pawternity” leave.

Neal Manne, a managing partner of the Houston-based firm, said that as soon as he read a commentary about the pawternity leave trend in Texas Lawyer on Monday, it was clear to him that the firm already provides that benefit under the firm’s unlimited vacation policy for associates.

“We have an unlimited paid vacation leave—as much as anybody wants. It’s a vacation policy; It’s a pawternity policy; it’s an I-want-to-go-to-the-beach policy,” Manne said.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys

Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys covers the business of law in Texas. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @BrendaSJeffreys

More from this author

Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.