Recovery Means Bigger Bonuses at Law Firms


Jeffrey Wagner, chair of McDermott’s association compensation committee, said that while the Firm will not announce associate bonuses until March, it does not “have any intention of disappointing” associates by failing to match market levels of compensation. Linda Doyle, chief human resource officer and national hiring partner, added that McDermott and other firms “might make it a little harder to get those numbers” by tweaking the billing or merit requirements governing bonus eligibility. Bonuses are only one piece of an associate’s compensation but play a key role in recruiting and retaining young legal talent. Read the full article.

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