Bloomberg Law
Oct. 6, 2020, 3:35 PM

Paul Weiss Forgoes Special ‘Covid-19' Bonuses for Associates

Meghan Tribe
Meghan Tribe

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison’s chair says the firm will pass on the special “pandemic” bonuses for associates that several Big Law firms have handed out in recent weeks.

Paul Weiss chair Brad Karp said in an email to associates and counsel viewed by Bloomberg Law that “announcing such a bonus now would not be appropriate.”

“So many of our clients and others across our community are experiencing unprecedented economic trauma, including the shuttering of their businesses and the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs, as a direct result of this pandemic,” Karp wrote.

“Providing a special cash ...

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