Biglaw Bonus Announcement Delights With Earlier Payday Than Anticipated

Bonus season started in Biglaw over every week in the past when Milbank gave the trade with somewhat kick within the pants with an early bonus announcement. Now Baker McKenzie has made their associates proud of a match to the trade normal with a change to the agency’s typical bonus payday. As a result of everybody loves a giant bonus announcement, however getting the cash sooner than anticipated makes it even sweeter.
The bonus scale is as follows:
Class of 2019 – $15,000 (pro-rated)Class of 2018 – $15,000Class of 2017 – $25,000Class of 2016 – $50,000Class of 2015 – $65,000Class of 2014 – $80,000Class of 2013 – $90,000Class of 2012  – $100,000Class of 2011+ – $100,000
As famous within the full memo, bonuses shall be paid by the agency on January 31st. Certain, some corporations are paying bonuses in December, however contemplating the agency’s custom of paying bonuses in March, this has come as a welcomed shock, from a tipster:

Persons are completely satisfied the cash is coming earlier this 12 months — often paid in mid-March.
Plus! The agency pays above these market charges for “distinctive efficiency.”
(Full memo on the following web page.)
Bear in mind, we rely in your tricks to keep on prime of essential bonus updates, so when your agency matches, please textual content us (646-820-8477) or e-mail us (topic line: “[Firm Name] Matches”). Please embrace the memo if obtainable. You possibly can take a photograph of the memo and ship it through textual content or e-mail when you don’t need to ahead the unique PDF or Phrase file.
And when you’d like to enroll in ATL’s Bonus Alerts (which is the alert listing we additionally use for all wage bulletins), please scroll down and enter your e-mail deal with within the field beneath this submit. In case you beforehand signed up for the bonus alerts, you don’t have to do something. You’ll obtain an e-mail notification inside minutes of every bonus announcement that we publish. Thanks to your assist!
Kathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Legislation, and host of The Jabot podcast. AtL tipsters are the most effective, so please join together with her. Be happy to e-mail her with any suggestions, questions, or feedback and comply with her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).

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