It appears that this site has some devoted readers over at Akin Gump.
Check out the email, after the jump.
This email message was sent out to associates in Akin Gump’s New York office yesterday afternoon:
Subject: NY market bonus news
As many or all of you may know, several firms recently have announced year-end bonus numbers. The announcement is earlier than usual and, for many firms, includes an additional, “special” bonus. One of the responsibilities of the New York Associates’ Committee is keeping track of the associate compensation market so that Akin can continue to be competitive with our peers. So help us to help you by forwarding any bonus news to me, _____, _____ or _____ so that the Associates Committee can keep the partnership appropriately educated. Include, if you can, the date on which the regular and special bonuses are expected to be paid. Solid info only, please ( i.e., a friend at a firm who has actually seen a compensation memo = solid; a post by “lawdawg” in the comments to a blog entry = not solid). Also, if you hear news of raises in base salaries in the coming weeks, forward that as well.
The firms whose announcements we already have seen (and do not need additional info on) are:
– Davis Polk
– Dewey & LeBoeuf
– Paul Weiss
– Quinn Emanuel
– Shearman & Sterling
– Simpson Thacher
If you want details, check http://www.abovethelaw.com/associate_bonus_watch_2007/.
Your Associates’ Committee Litigation Representatives