Bloomberg Law
Dec. 15, 2020, 2:08 PM

Wake Up Call: Cheers and Jeers for New Big Law Bonus Memos

Rick Mitchell
Rick Mitchell
Freelance Correspondent

In today’s column, some in-house counsel are worried that law firms’ generous associate bonuses could be sending the wrong incentive in a tough year; LinkedIn has seen a big jump in use of its site by law firms; Texas law grads that took the state’s October online bar exam fell short of the grads who took the in-person test in September.

  • Leading off, Mayer Brown made its U.S. associates happy with an announcement that it will pay the Davis Polk scale for special Covid bonuses, $7,500 to $40,000, depending on year of seniority, with no billable-hour requirement to get them, ...

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