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Biglaw, Bonuses, Money

Where Are The Biglaw Bonuses? And How Big Will They Be This Year?

Note the UPDATE, explaining why late bonus announcements are unfair to associates. Read more »
45 Comments / / Nov 30, 2015 at 10:38 AM
  • Akin Gump, Biglaw, Money, Skaddenfreude

    Skaddenfreude: The Akin Gump Memo

    Sorry for the technical difficulties. Happily, we’re now back online. Akin Gump has announced its compensation scheme for New York and Washington offices (and perhaps others; these are the ones we’ve confirmed). Pay scales for Akin Gump, after the jump.

    47 Comments / / Jan 30, 2007 at 11:30 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 01.30.07

    * Suing BAR/BRI is something we all wanted to do at some point. [ABA] * Legislation introduced to create CSPAN 3: The Supremes. [WSJ Law Blog] * What comes before the Iowa caucuses? Law review elections, of course. [New York Times] * Ari Fleischer testifies in Libby trial regarding leak of confidential information, and the […]

    8 Comments / / Jan 30, 2007 at 7:54 AM
  • Admin, Biglaw, Money, Skaddenfreude

    Skaddenfreude: Monday Night Open Thread

    Our Latham & Watkins sources agree with the commenters who dismissed this memo as fake (or, if real, not yet released to all associates). We’re signing off for now. Please continue the discussion, and post additional announcements, in the comments to this post. Thanks. Earlier: Previous announcements of law firm associate salary increases (scroll down […]

    91 Comments / / Jan 29, 2007 at 6:32 PM
  • Biglaw, Money, Skaddenfreude

    Skaddenfreude: The Sidley Austin Memo

    Below is the Sidley Austin memo — sent us to by one source, verified by a second. MEMORANDUM TO: All U.S. Associates FROM: The Management Committee RE: Associate Salaries We value highly our associates and your contributions to the Firm’s continued success. We also recognize the need to remain competitive with market conditions in order […]

    86 Comments / / Jan 29, 2007 at 6:29 PM
  • Biglaw, Money, Skaddenfreude

    Skaddenfreude: The Paul Hastings Memo

    This is the Paul Hastings memo that went out earlier today (and previously posted in the comments). We have verified it with several sources at the firm. Date: January 29, 2007 To: Stamford and New York Associates cc: Stamford and New York Partners, All Office Chairs and AD Chairs, All Recruiting & Development From: Jim […]

    18 Comments / / Jan 29, 2007 at 6:13 PM
  • Skaddenfreude

    Skaddenfreude: Sheppard Mullin

    No, we haven’t heard anything on Latham & Watkins. But if you have, and you work there, please drop us a line. It’s quite possible that nothing was accomplished at the LW committee meeting earlier today. That sometimes happens at law firm meetings, y’know. After the jump, we pass along information about Goodwin Procter (New […]

    10 Comments / / Jan 29, 2007 at 6:08 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.29.07

    Count-down to Superbowl Sunday! * Turns out those Superlawyer rankings are unrelated to true super legal powers after all. [Crime & Federalism] * While “Supermax” may sound like an office supply warehouse store, it’s not nearly as fun. [Sentencing Law and Policy] * In an effort to stay relevant without resorting to cell phone violence, […]

    0 Comments / / Jan 29, 2007 at 5:53 PM
  • Shanetta Cutlar

    Shanetta Cutlar: Some Praise for the Princess

    Are you familiar with the delightful song “One, Two Step,” by Ciara (featuring Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, who used to live down the street from us)? If not, do yourself a favor, and check out the video. It begins with voice-over by a rapper who exultantly announces, in major-domo fashion, “The Princess is here!!!” The Princess […]

    29 Comments / / Jan 29, 2007 at 2:18 PM
  • Biglaw, Money, Skaddenfreude

    Skaddenfreude: The Cravath Memo

    If you were hoping that Cravath was going to up the ante for associate base salaries, we’re sorry to disappoint you. As reported last week in the comments, CSM basically matched the Simpson Thacher scale (after a bit of a delay; perhaps they were deliberating about besting the market). For your reading pleasure, here’s the […]

    134 Comments / / Jan 29, 2007 at 1:25 PM