Bloomberg Law
Oct. 21, 2020, 8:49 PM

‘Pandemic Bonus’ Rollouts Continue with Akin Gump Payouts

Stephanie Russell-Kraft
Stephanie Russell-Kraft
Special Correspondent

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has become the latest Big Law firm to dole out a “special bonus” to associates and counsel in recognition of their extra work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The firm is matching the pay scale set by Davis Polk & Wardwell in early September, which gives associates an extra lump sum of $7,500 to $40,000 depending on their seniority. Other wealthy firms, including Debevoise & Plimpton, Milbank, Shearman & Sterling, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Sullivan & Cromwell have also issued such bonuses.

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