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The growing gap in the legal industry between the few most profitable law firms and the rest of the field could manifest in the holiday bonus season, according to industry experts. (iStock)

How Associate Bonuses May Highlight BigLaw's Profit Gap

In past years, many BigLaw firms have played follow-the-leader in matching associate bonuses to those set by the most profitable firms, but as law firm profit gaps grow, experts say it's likely that bonuses at less profitable firms will remain on trend with past years even as their counterparts up the ante for a select few associates.

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