February 9, 2023

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How Far Will This Biglaw Firm Go For Associates? About $115,000 Far.

money big investing their money in venture fund vector illustration.‘Tis the season to be jolly — especially when bonuses are flying around Biglaw! The annual financial demonstration of appreciation from the biggest firms to their associates in underway. And the latest firm to announce their largesse is Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

With $1,220,000,000 gross revenue last year Willkie Farr places 39th on the Am Law 200. Now the firm is putting that money to work — paying big bonuses to associates.

The bonus scale at the firm is as follows:

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Bonuses will be paid to associates in good standing on December 30th. You can read the full memo on the next page.

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Kathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Law, host of The Jabot podcast, and co-host of Thinking Like A Lawyer. AtL tipsters are the best, so please connect with her. Feel free to email her with any tips, questions, or comments and follow her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).


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