Dorsey & Whitney Opts For Merit-Based Pay System

Law360, New York (October 12, 2009, 4:48 PM EDT) -- Dorsey & Whitney LLP is the latest firm to move away from a lockstep compensation system for its associates in favor of a system that puts greater emphasis on merit, a representative for the firm confirmed Monday.

A representative for Dorsey & Whitney said Monday that effective Jan. 1, the firm’s associate compensation system would be adjusted to make merit-based elements a more significant part of compensation.

Despite rumors on legal blog Above the Law that the firm could slash associate base pay by between 25...
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