2 More BigLaw Firms Match Rivals' Year-End Bonus Scale

By Sarah Martinson (December 2, 2020, 9:39 PM EST) -- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP are paying their associates year-end bonuses ranging from $15,000 to $100,000, matching the scale adopted by several BigLaw firms in recent weeks, according to memos released Wednesday.

The end-of-year bonus announcements — which will be doled out based on seniority — follow special fall bonuses of $7,500 to $40,000 that both firms had announced earlier this year.

"Your hard work throughout a very challenging year is greatly appreciated," the memo addressed to Willkie U.S. associates said.

Baker McKenzie kicked off the 2020 year-end bonus season last month, telling associates that they...

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