Bonus Season May Not Make Everyone In BigLaw Merry

By Aebra Coe (November 29, 2016, 8:51 PM EST) -- Even though a handful of elite law firms have quickly proclaimed they plan to match the six-figure associate bonuses revealed on Monday by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, experts say many BigLaw firms will likely think twice before following suit after hiking associate pay earlier this year.

Cravath ushered in associate bonus season Monday by announcing year-end pay perks in line with those it offered last year, ranging from $15,000 for junior attorneys to $100,000 for its most senior associates. And while a few elite law firms have already promised to match Cravath, some industry pundits say the majority of BigLaw...

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