It’s not too early for the Newark, N.J., office of the Patton Boggs law firm to start planning its annual holiday celebrations—because it throws two separate parties every December.
The first is for the children and guests of staff members, and includes visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus and their many elves. The second party is for employees and their partners, and is held at a local country club.
The abundance of holiday cheer, say execs, is part of an effort to create a family atmosphere and reinforce social ties among staff members. Throughout the year, the firm’s employees mingle during monthly cocktail parties.
In addition, Patton Boggs offers employees extra half-days off during the summer and on-the-spot bonuses of up to $2,000 for jobs well done.
The firm’s attorneys are required to complete at least 100 hours of pro bono work each year, and the staff routinely pitches in to help the homeless and hungry in their communities.
Contact: Elliott J. Frieder of Patton Boggs, (646) 557-5192.
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