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Law firm increases clerkship bonus to $105K

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has increased its clerkship signing bonus to $105,000. Clerks who complete two qualifying clerkships would get an additional $20,000 bonus.

Above the Law and…

Shareholder’s $300M suit accuses employment firm Ogletree Deakins of gender bias

A nonequity shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart claims in a $300 million lawsuit that the defense-side labor and employment firm discriminates against female partners in pay, promotions…

Susman Godfrey announces hefty bonuses; other boutique firms also exceed Cravath standard

Susman Godfrey has announced it will pay median bonuses of up to $170,000 for its longest-term associates, though two associates received bonuses of more than $220,000 in recognition for their…

Cravath announces bonuses that repeat last year’s amounts; other firms follow suit

Year-end bonus season for BigLaw associates began Monday when Cravath, Swaine & Moore announced bonuses of up to $100,000.

The bonuses don’t differ from amounts in the last few years,…

Sex-bias plaintiffs may search personal emails of Chadbourne’s former leaders, judge rules

Updated: Three former partners who sued Chadbourne & Parke for alleged sex discrimination will be allowed to search the personal emails of leaders of the now-defunct firm who are lawsuit…

A law degree provides a larger earnings boost to whites than minorities, researchers say

White law graduates get a median annual boost to earnings of about $41,000—a figure that is substantially higher than for minority law grads, according to two researchers.

The median boost…

Drowning in debt? Here are some potential lifelines (podcast)
Six-figure student loans can be a terrifying burden, and one of the top challenges for many law grads. But even if you’ve fallen in arrears, you still may have options to turn your financial situation around.

Quinn Emanuel creates ‘associate longevity bonus pool’

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is enticing its associates to stay with the firm with an “associate longevity bonus pool.”

Not everyone will qualify for the supplemental bonuses, which are…

Seeking equal pay? Here are some strategies (podcast)
Studies have shown that salary and compensation at firms can still be markedly higher for white males than attorneys with a different ethnicity or gender. But if you feel you aren't being paid commensurate with your colleagues and with the value you bring to your firm, how should you proceed?

Trump’s FBI director is among highest-paid law firm partners entering the administration

President Donald Trump’s nominee for FBI director, Christopher Wray, earned $9.2 million from his law firm partnership share since January 2016, according to his financial disclosure form.

Wray has…

Pay is up for summer associates, but the future job outlook is less than rosy

Average pay for summer associates working at the nation’s top 200 law firms has jumped more than 11 percent to $3,285 a week.

But the news isn’t all good, the…

Reports that family of Trump lawyer Sekulow got millions from his nonprofit leads to states’ review

Two state attorneys general say they will review the operations of a group run by lawyer Jay Sekulow following reports that the nonprofit funneled millions of dollars to the lawyer,…

Steptoe accused of pay bias in class action by female contract lawyer promoted to associate

Updated: A contract lawyer who was promoted to associate at Steptoe & Johnson claims in a pay-bias lawsuit that she made less money than male associates with similar experience.

The…

Few male in-house lawyers believe there is a gender pay gap, global survey finds

Few male lawyers working in-house for corporations believe there is a pay gap for their female counterparts, even though statistics paint a different picture.

A higher percentage of men hold…

Median pay for new associates doesn’t budge from 2015
Median pay for first-year associates is the same as it was two years ago—$135,000—according to a salary survey by the National Association for Law Placement.

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