There’s no word yet, at least as far as we know, on bonuses at Winston & Strawn. But for incoming associates who just passed the bar, Winston is congratulating them with bottles of champagne.
You’re lawyers; you suffer from status anxiety. So right now you’re all wondering: What brand of champagne?
Veuve Clicquot. Très classy!
As for Cristal (which rhymes with “Mystal,” as in Elie Mystal, who is male by the way) — well, that swill is for Skadden summer associates. And rap stars, over Louis Roederer’s objection (“We can’t forbid people from buying it. I’m sure Dom Perignon or Krug would be delighted to have their business.”).
Are other firms sending out booty to bar exam passers? Feel free to let us know, in the comments (or by email, if you have a particularly juicy tidbit).