What We Do
Cornerstone Research works with academic and industry experts to analyze and research challenging financial and economic questions related to business litigation. Our staff’s expertise and experience across a range of industries allow us to provide attorneys, corporate clients, and experts with a unique breadth of perspective and analytic depth.
Our goal is to create an environment in which every individual in every role feels valued and able to contribute authentically and fully. We come from different backgrounds and have different roles in the firm, but each of us is vital to making Cornerstone Research the very best we can be.
These are our people and these are our stories.
Cornerstone Research is a leading firm providing economic and financial consulting to attorneys and companies involved in complex commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. We work with prominent academic and industry experts to provide our clients with state-of-the-art analyses and have a reputation for excellence and effectiveness.
At Cornerstone Research, we have always been guided by our core values—commitment to our clients, our experts, our staff, and to delivering consistently high-quality service.
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Benefits and Wellness
Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
Employees can enroll themselves and eligible family members, including same-sex spouses and eligible domestic partners, in these plans. Cornerstone Research pays the majority of the monthly premium for the medical, dental, and vision plans.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Our EAP offers free confidential counseling and resources to help with issues such as stress, relationships, depression, work/life, substance abuse, and more. The EAP also offers financial, legal, and identify-theft services.
The firm encourages employees to stay healthy and active. Our employees have organized activities such as runs/walks, yoga classes, mindfulness/meditation classes, chair massages, health screenings, monthly wellness emails, and more. We also offer a variety of benefits:
401(k) and Profit Sharing Plan
This plan helps employees save and invest for retirement on a pre-tax and/or Roth basis. The firm offers a 401(k) matching program as well as discretionary profit-sharing contributions. Employees decide how to invest their account, choosing from a range of options. Employees can also take advantage of personalized investment and savings advice.
Short- and Long-Term Disability
Our disability plans provide income protection if eligible employees cannot work due to illness or injury. Short-term disability pays regular base salary if an eligible employee cannot work due to illness or injury for up to ninety days. Long-term disability Insurance is available if an eligible employee becomes disabled and cannot work for more than ninety days. Cornerstone Research pays the full cost of these benefits.
Life and Accident Insurance
Cornerstone Research provides life insurance equal to two times annual base salary, plus a matching amount of accidental death insurance. Employees have the option of purchasing additional insurance for themselves, their spouse or domestic partner, and dependent children.
Our paid vacation policy encourages employees to take time to relax and recharge. The amount of vacation depends on years of service or position and ranges from 16 to 26 days.
We offer nine paid holidays per year.
We offer up to nine paid sick days each year. This leave can be used for an employee’s own illness or to care for an eligible family member.
Volunteer Time Off
We support our employees in giving back to the communities where we live and work by offering paid time off for volunteer activities.
Other Leaves of Absence
Employees may request other types of leave, including unpaid personal leave of absence.
Our leave policy provides sixteen weeks of paid maternity leave for the birthing parent and eight weeks of paid parental leave for all other new parents.
Fertility and Family-Building Benefits
Cornerstone Research offers fertility benefits, including coverage for IVF, IUI, adoption, and surrogacy.
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Back-up Day Care and Elder Care
We offer back-up care when employees need to be at work and the regular child or adult/elder care provider is unavailable.
Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
FSAs allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars that can be used to pay for eligible healthcare, childcare, or elder care expenses tax free. Employees can contribute up to the maximum allowed by the IRS.
Hybrid Work Program
Our new hybrid program allows eligible team members to telecommute 2–3 days per week.
Public Transit and Parking Subsidies
We subsidize 60 percent of the cost of monthly transit (up to $100 subsidy per month) through our WageWorks transit program. If employees drive to work, we pay 60 percent of the cost of monthly parking at designated garages in most offices. Employees pay their share of the cost with pre-tax dollars, subject to IRS limits and regulations. (In the Silicon Valley office, parking is free and employees can buy a special Caltrain pass at very low cost.)
Pet Insurance Discount
We have partnered with Nationwide to offer discount health insurance for your pets.
Discount Auto, Home, and Rental Insurance
Employees can save money on auto, home, and renters insurance through a group discount rate with Liberty Mutual.
Our Concierge Service provides an extra set of hands to do research or to delegate those necessary, time-consuming tasks of everyday life. Whether you are planning a vacation, need groceries, looking for someone to wait at home for a contractor, or take your car for service—just to name a few—our Concierge Service can help.
This summary is provided for educational purposes only as well as to give you general information about benefits provided by Cornerstone Research to most Cornerstone Research employees who are regularly scheduled to work twenty or more hours per week. This summary is not a guarantee of benefits, coverage, compensation, and/or employment. Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this summary, but if there is a conflict between this summary and the terms of any plan or policy, the plan or policy controls.
Multiple organizations have recognized our firm for providing outstanding opportunities for our team members to learn and grow. Cornerstone Research is regularly noted for its commitment to teamwork, collaboration, and a vibrant, supportive, and diverse culture.
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Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornerstone Research provides Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to legally protected categories, such as age, sex, gender, gender identity, race, color, creed/religious belief, medical condition, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information or testing, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, military status, veteran status, arrest or conviction record (except where permitted by law), sexual orientation, ethnic background, citizen status, ancestry, national origin, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law.
Cornerstone Research is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Margaret Dondero at 617.927.3099 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.