• Associate Bonus Watch 2008, Bonuses, Money, Skaddenfreude

    Associate Bonus Watch: Here Comes Skadden

    We expected this. Skadden has announced that they will discontinue the “special” bonuses from last year. Instead, they’ll be giving out the 2006/2007 standard package. From the memo, sent out by executive partner Bob Sheehan: [W]e will pay the year-end discretionary bonus at the same levels by class seniority which associates received in 2007 and […]

    231 Comments / / Nov 19, 2008 at 3:05 PM
  • Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Speculation About Mayer Brown

    We expected this. Skadden has announced that they will discontinue the “special” bonuses from last year. Instead, they’ll be giving out the 2006/2007 standard package. From the memo, sent out by executive partner Bob Sheehan: [W]e will pay the year-end discretionary bonus at the same levels by class seniority which associates received in 2007 and […]

    164 Comments / / Nov 19, 2008 at 2:40 PM
  • Advertising, Hotties, Pornography, Reader Polls

    Adventures in Lawyer Advertising: Gibson Dunn Model Provides XXX Support?

    The homepage of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher asks: “What makes Gibson unlike any other firm?” One of our tipsters offers one possibility: Gibson summer associates have moonlight careers. Found it funny that the model on the front page of this support site for adult websites is also the model on the Gibson Dunn career site […]

    57 Comments / / Nov 19, 2008 at 2:03 PM
  • Associate Bonus Watch 2008, Bonuses, Job Survey

    Associate Life Survey: Slightly Smaller Bonuses?

    We’ve received over a thousand responses to last Monday’s ATL / Lateral Link survey on bonuses, and so far we’ve talked about when bonuses were and will (or won’t) be paid and how your billable hours look this year. Today, we get down to the hardest numbers of all: what do you think you’ll actually […]

    50 Comments / / Nov 19, 2008 at 1:04 PM
  • Gay

    eHarmony ‘Catches The Gay’

    The state of New Jersey has reached a settlement with the popular online dating website, eHarmony. Under the settlement, eHarmony agrees to provide its proprietary online matching service to same sex singles. In return, the state of New Jersey will not pursue a civil rights action against eHarmony that the state would surely win: The […]

    249 Comments / / Nov 19, 2008 at 12:01 PM