Bonus season is the most wonderful season in Biglaw! It’s the annual reminder to associates that all the billable hours were really worth it.
Earlier this week, Skadden shared its annual monetary appreciation with associates. The firm’s bonus scale matches the one set last month by Baker McKenzie, but contains a little something extra for the most experienced associates. As you can see from the chart below, bonuses for the two most senior classes of associates have a range of bonus money, which *starts* at the market rate and heads north from there.
Bonuses will be paid on December 16th. According to tipsters at the firm, the “productive hours requirement” for bonuses is 1800 hours and includes unlimited pro bono time and generally up to 150 hours of productive non-billable work.
You can read the full memo on the next page.
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