June 25, 2024

Tullio Corradini

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Magic Circle Firm Makes Bonus Money Magically Appear For Associates

Magic Circle Firm Makes Bonus Money Magically Appear For Associates

Magic TouchThis top firm isn’t pulling a rabbit out of a hat for associates today. Instead, the big reveal on this magic trick is more money. Top-rated Magic Circle firm Linklaters is wowing U.S. associates with a brand new bonus match.

It’s a definitely a magical time to be a lawyer at Linklaters. According to U.S. Global Practice Head Tom McGrath, the firm will be handing out bonuses “in line with the New York market.” Here’s what that bonus scale looks like, in case you’ve forgotten:

  • Class of 2022: $15,000 (pro-rated)
  • Class of 2021: $20,000
  • Class of 2020: $30,000
  • Class of 2019: $57,500
  • Class of 2018: $75,000
  • Class of 2017: $90,000
  • Class of 2016: $105,000
  • Class of 2015+: $115,000

Associates in good standing will receive their cash on December 30. Congratulations on your bonuses, Linklaters associates!

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

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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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