Latham & Watkins Associate Bonuses Up The Ante

Law360, New York (January 22, 2010, 6:21 PM EST) -- Latham & Watkins LLP has reportedly made some associates very happy as reports of the firm’s 2009 bonuses trickle in.

Legal blog Above the Law said it received tips and a memo indicating that Latham’s 2009 bonuses were more generous than what many similarly situated firms are offering, in particular the model adopted by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP in late 2009.

Associates who joined the firm in 2008 will earn an average bonus of $9,058, though top performers at that level could earn as much...
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