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Morgan Lewis Rolls Out Huge-Time Particular Bonuses For Associates

So many firms have announced Davis Polk special bonus matches that we’re calling it: it may be spring, but it’s officially Biglaw bonus season.

The latest firm to join in on the bonus fun can be found near the tippy top of the Am Law rankings. It’s Morgan Lewis, an elite firm that brought in $2,265,000,000 gross revenue in 2019. The firm has obviously matched the incredibly generous Davis Polk scale. Here’s what the firm’s special bonus scale looks like (full memo available on the next page):

As noted above, the firm’s bonuses will be paid out in June and October. The good news doesn’t stop here: Morgan Lewis has committed to paying year-end bonuses that are “at or above market.” Congratulations, everyone!

P.S. Where you at, Cravath? Come on, now.

(Flip to the next page to see the full memo from Morgan Lewis.)

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Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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