Akin Gump Joins Bonus Parade, Sets Feb. Pay Date

Law360, New York (December 6, 2010, 6:17 PM EST) -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has matched what's become a common 2010 bonus payout structure for Big Law associates, paying first-years $7,500 and ratcheting up the haul to $35,000 for veterans including seventh-years.

Where other law firms have said they plan to make their payments in December or January, Akin Gump will release the cash Feb. 15, a move the law firm says is standard procedure.

"Our bonus program this year is in keeping with the bonus structure and general timing we have had...
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