SKADDEN ARPS SLATE MEAGHER & FLOM — MEMORANDUM — ASSOCIATE AND COUNSEL APPRECIATION PROGRAM
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012
To: PARTNERS USA DL
Subject: Appreciation Program
We are pleased to launch a new program to provide you with a tangible means of expressing appreciation to your associates and counsel for exceptional efforts and performance. The Firm will be making $200 American Express gift cards available. While recognizing that there will and should be a fair degree of subjectivity in determining who should receive an “appreciation gift card”, the following guidelines should be considered:
∙ Hours – an attorney’s workload has been intense for a sustained period of time
∙ Performance – an attorney’s performance has been exceptional – whether on a client matter, as a mentor, on a pro bono case, or a professional development project
∙ Client Feedback – extraordinary feedback or notes received from clients, praising an associate’s exceptional performance
∙ In order to receive an appreciation gift, an attorney must be in good standing
Though we do not plan to impose strict limitations in terms of how often or how many gifts you may give, these gifts are intended to be something special, an unexpected recognition of exceptional efforts and performance. Please keep this in mind as you make your requests.
Please contact [Redacted] to request that an appreciation gift be made.
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