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This former attorney general now bills for BigLaw at nearly $2,300 per hour
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is billing at $2,295 as a partner at Covington & Burling, according to a contract that the firm signed with a public university.
Afternoon Briefs: 2 firms give special bonuses; immigrant leaves church sanctuary for first time in 3 years

Paul Hastings, Sheppard Mullin provide special bonuses to staff and paralegals

As many large firms continue to reward young lawyers for their work in the past year, Paul Hastings and…

First-year associate pay continues to rise, despite pandemic, NALP survey says
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t curtailed base pay for beginning associates, according to the National Association for Law Placement's survey of mostly larger law firms.
Law firms are pulling out all the stops in hot hiring market for some lateral associates
Law firms are offering signing bonuses and quickly extending job offers in a bid to lure corporate-transactions associates in a hot hiring market, according to a report by
BigLaw’s lockstep compensation is declining in order to keep and attract talent
Willkie Farr, first to announce 2021 special bonuses, matches going rate; will extra payouts continue in 2022?
The law firm that was first to announce a second round of special bonuses has raised its payouts to match what has become the market rate.
Afternoon Briefs: Christian baker faces trial in new bias case; city approves housing reparations

Christian baker faces new bias case

A Christian baker is facing a new bias claim after persuading the U.S. Supreme Court that a Colorado agency showed impermissible hostility to…

Willkie Farr announces a second round of special bonuses, only to be outdone by Davis Polk
Updated: Willkie Farr & Gallagher is paying a second round of special bonuses to associates that range from $7,500 to $40,000, the same amount the law firm paid in the fall.
Former Boies Schiller lawyer refused to leave new firm after partnership voted him out, lawsuit says
A partner in a firm formed by former lawyers at Boies Schiller Flexner refused to leave after he was ousted for abusive behavior in a partnership vote, according to a lawsuit filed Saturday.
Afternoon Briefs: Giuliani, Powell sued by another voting machine company; Cooley ups its bonuses

Voting machine company sues Fox News, lawyers

Voting machine company Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit Thursday against Fox News, three of its TV personalities, and lawyers Rudy Giuliani…

43% of partners took a pay cut because of COVID-19, new survey finds
Forty-three percent of partners reported taking a pay cut directly related to COVID-19, according to Law360’s inaugural Law Firm Partner Compensation Survey: Partnership and Pay in an Unprecedented Year, released Wednesday.
BigLaw firm underpaid female partner, allowed male peers to ostracize and obstruct her, lawsuit says
A former nonequity partner at Reed Smith has alleged in a lawsuit that her male colleagues treated her unfairly, and the law firm allowed it to happen.
Some law firms that took paycheck protection loans banked the money, consultant says
More than 600 law firms received forgivable loans of more than $2 million under the government’s Paycheck Protection Program.
More law firms are announcing bonuses, and some are giving above-market money to top performers

Law firms are continuing to roll out their bonus announcements with some differentiation emerging. Baker McKenzie kicked off BigLaw bonus season in November, when it announced plans to pay bonuses to its U.S. associates ranging from $15,000 to $100,000.

Afternoon Briefs: 10 states file antitrust suit against Google; SCOTUS sides with churches

Antitrust suit targets Google as ad middleman

Texas and nine other states have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google that contends that the search engine company suppressed competition in…

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