Fostering Well-being  


True well-being is more than physical health. It is a full-circle outlook on the whole self. Find out how THRIVE@Dechert can help you achieve all-around well-being.

  • The activity, nutrition, sleep and more that enable the body to function optimally. We support our people’s physical health with programs such as:

    • Health Insurance – choice between two medical plans that don’t require referrals
    • Health Management – a program in which a registered nurse helps employees navigate the complex healthcare and insurance systems
    • Fitness Services – thousands of virtual on-demand or live workouts and team challenges offered
    • Robust Family Programs - gender-neutral parental leave, Milk Stork, Bright Horizons, Beginning Right maternity program and more
    • Teladoc – access to doctors by phone or video 24/7
    • Gym Discounts
    • Health Fairs

    Benefits and other offerings vary by location and position.

  • The ability to recognize and cope with complex emotions. We support the emotional health of our people with programs such as:

    • Support Groups – through Carebridge, 24-hour help from a mental health specialist to cope with grief and loss, mindfulness, stress, and more
    • Family Concierge – provides child/elder care and even pet care, as well as tutoring, test prep and homework help
    • Work-life Assistance– expert-led resources to support parents and professionals in their work and home lives
    • Telamedicine- access to doctors by phone or video 24/7 for behavioral health
    • Behavioral Health – an eight-week program designed to help you cope with overwhelming life changes
    • Aetna’s Mental Health Advocate − Dechert employees certified in mental health first aid
    • Aetna’s Mental Assessment App – an online tool that helps you assess and manage your emotional health
    • Employee Assistance Program – access to trained, professional counselors for our people, as well as their eligible dependents and other household members
    • Meditation – weekly instructor-guided sessions and 24/7 access to on-demand sessions provided by Journey & eM Life
    • New Parent Transition Coaching – a program that helps those with growing families to find balance while managing and advancing their careers

    Benefits and other offerings vary by location and position.

  • The state of security achieved when one can meet financial obligations and develop the skills to set and achieve larger financial goals. Dechert helps employees achieve financial security through programs such as:

    • Retirement Plans, including employee contribution plans such as a 401(k) with a match from the firm, and the Participant Directed Retirement Plan
    • Hospital indemnity, critical illness and accidental plans that offer direct payment to the insured person in the event of accidental injuries, diagnosis of a critical illness or hospitalization
    • Life Insurance
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Pet Insurance
    • Financial Training – educational sessions with top financial organizations
    • Commuter Benefits (Parking and Transit)
    • Relocation Allowance

    Benefits and other offerings vary by location and position.

  • Having close, meaningful and supportive relationships, being respected by and connected to community, and being able to rely on one’s work relationships. To ensure that our people have social connectedness, Dechert offers:

    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events – Anti-racism Speaker Series; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Week; Affinity Group speaker events, cultural and identity celebrations
    • Culture Weeks – celebrations for our entire community inspired by our culture, with a focus on Well-being; Innovation; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; and Dechert’s Birthday
    • Employee Referral – a bonus paid to those who successfully refer candidates for positions within the firm
    • Gratitude Cards – a program in which members of the Dechert community offer their thanks to one another
    • Intranet Profiles – a way to share hobbies, interests and more to help connect with coworkers
    • Community Discussion Boards
    • Extracurricular Activities – softball, choir, sailing, basketball, bands, running and more

    Benefits and other offerings vary by location and position.

  • Having a sense of meaning in life, a direction to one’s activities and pursuing what is most important. To help employees accomplish this, Dechert offers:

    • Internal Executive Coach – a full-time executive coach available to work with individuals on areas such as personality assessment, leadership style, career goals and more
    • Critical Skills Institute – a competency framework that supports development from the start of lawyers’ careers until they become partner
    • Career Ladders – our framework to guide career growth 
    • Performance Reviews
    • Upward Reviews
    • Feedback
    • Dechert Around the World – our global weekly internal newsletter
    • Transparency – Annual State of the Firm from our CEO and Chair, regular leadership emails, well-being newsletter and more

    Benefits and other offerings vary by location and position.

  • Having thoughts and taking actions that contribute to the good of oneself and others. Dechert provides opportunities to demonstrates character strength through:

    • Commitment to Pro Bono 105,000 hours in 2020
    • Dechert Days of Service − as part of our shared commitment to the communities in which we live and work, each Dechert office takes its own unique action to help our neighbors and make our cities better places for all
    • Dechert Stars (Diversity Champion, Exceptional Teacher, and Legal Innovator) – annual peer nominated award with $10,000 bonus
    • Quarter Century Club – annual celebration to honor those with 25 years or more of service
    • Commitment to American Bar Association’s Well-being Pledge
    • Partner Leadership Program –supports partners as they transition into partnership
    • Mentoring –a centralized firmwide program that pairs associates with partner mentors
    • Ambassador Programs – pairs new employees with experienced colleagues who serve as a subject matter expert, sounding board and cheerleader
    • Dechert Learning Center – Access to over 2,400 online courses on topics ranging from technical skills, wellness and more
    • Confidential Ethics Hotline − a confidential way to report incidents that are counter to our policies
    • Suggestion Box

    Benefits and other offerings vary by location and position.

About the Firm

Our Culture

Cultivating creativity to harness the very best ideas comes from respecting and valuing everyone’s voice, and creating a shared enjoyment in all that we do.


Office Locations

We are strategically located throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, offering practical solutions to the problems our clients face.

About The Firm

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our core values underscore our inclusive approach and embody our commitment to our work, clients and talent.