Money. I love it. You love it. And this bonus season, you’re probably expecting more.
The wait is over.
Two weeks ago, DLA Piper released its bonus table — a welcome announcement considering that the firm has had a habit of issuing black box bonuses. Thankfully, they are continuing the trend of transparency. After Biglaw firms began to change their bonuses to be closer to what Davis Polk is offering, DLA has decided to follow suit. Here’s what you can expect.
It must be hard to figure out what to do with all that extra money coming your way. Maybe you can get that Roomba you’ve been putting off? I know it makes no sense that your floor is messy when you’re barely even home, and yet it moves.
(Turn to the next page to see the DLA Piper memo.)
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