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Associate Bonus Watch: A Few More Announcements

stack of bills cash money.jpgBiglaw bonus season is lurching towards its inevitable, anticlimactic close. Yesterday there were a few more announcements of market matching, from White & Case and Fried Frank.
Pretty standard-issue. The only noteworthy difference: the math-challenged folks at Fried Frank, instead of paying the class of 2006 the usual bonus of $30,000 prorated, announced a flat bonus of $10,000.
We didn’t receive these tips from verified sources at these firms. They came from anonymous ATL commenters, and from Infirmation / Greedy NY. So they haven’t been “confirmed” in the same way as prior bonus announcements.
But at this point, is confirmation really necessary? Do we need confirmation that the earth revolves around the sun, or that Justice Thomas is the least-active questioner at SCOTUS oral argument?
A memo, a table, and links, after the jump.

For the record, though, we’ll gladly accept confirmation. If you work at one of these firms and would like to help, please forward us your firm’s bonus memo. Please send the email either from your work account or from a non-work account accessed from your office computer (so we can verify the IP address). Thanks.
Date: December 14, 2006
From: David N. Koschik
Re: Year-End Bonuses
We are pleased to announce that the Firm is awarding year-end bonuses to New York associates as follows:
Class Bonus
2005 $35,000
2004 $40,000
2003 $45,000
2002 $50,000
2001 $55,000
2000 $60,000
1999 $65,000
1998 $65,000
Associates in the class of 2006 will receive a pro-rated portion of a $30,000 bonus, depending on their start dates with the Firm. The bonuses of counsel and other senior lawyers are being determined on an individual basis.
2006 – $10,000
2005 – $35,000
2004 – $40,000
2003 – $45,000
2002 – $50,000
2001 – $55,000
2000 – $60,000
1999+ – $65,000
Bonuses will paid in last week of December.
W&C Matched Today [Infirmation / Greedy NY]
Fried Frank Bonuses [Infirmation / Greedy NY]

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