What’s your firm’s bonus policy? My firm pays bonuses on the Cravath scale but requires us to hit 2,000 billables (which can include 100 pro bono hours) to get it.

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Associates: Suppose your are working from home, haven’t gotten any cut to your Cravath scale pay, and your firm has committed not to lay off any associates or staff. Is there any world in which you … more

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Would you leave a midlaw firm for big law. Midlaw firm - slightly under Cravath base, with a bit of compression past year 4 (10-50k under between years 4-9), and fairly insignificant bonuses. Good w… more

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How much does established regional firms pay? If it’s a full device firm with a few offices, anywhere between 50 to 200 lawyers, how big paycut am I expecting if I’m switching from Cravath scale?

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Are boutique litigators out of luck with respect to in-house jobs because of a lack of widespread name recognition? I work at an above Cravath scale boutique, but due to the size and age of my firm, … more

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Big law Associates, are any of you seeing remote only big law jobs in the recruiter email blasts that you receive on a daily basis? I work at a large international firm. Although most offices pay Crav… more

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So Latham thinks they’re better than Kirkland and Cravath?

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Anyone else think all the firms that stayed silent on fall bonuses are going to pleasantly surprise us with end of year bonuses that exceed last year’s Cravath + this years fall bonus scale?

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I’m a senior in a biglaw, zero chance to make partner here. If I switch to a smaller firm (looking into established regional firms now, right now on Cravath scale, willing to take a paycut for up to 1… more

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Thoughts on leaving big law position 2 years out of law school, being paid well below cravath scale, for a federal clerkship?

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If your firm follows the Cravath scale, do you think you’ll receive a raise at the end of the year commensurate with your advancing a year? (Eg if you’re a 1st year in NY, do you think you’ll get that… more

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What are your average billable hours? Month / year? What type of practice are you in? Are you on the Cravath scale? What associate year?

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If all student loans were forgiven instantaneously, would that put downward pressure on the Cravath scale? Surely debt levels coming out of law school have some relevance.

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Why are people so much more seemingly captivated by Wachtell than Cravath? Cravath has been #1 on Vault for a while -- does that not matter?

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Is Cravath truly all that special? Compared with, for instance, S&C / Davis Polk / Paul Weiss?

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Why do firms like Cravath and Wachtell keep only 1-2 offices?

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I heard Cravath does a lot of tech work in Silicon Valley -- weird given that they don't have a presence out there, no?

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Can someone give me insight on DLA’s salary schedule? I’m wondering if they are on the Cravath scale and if they match Cravath bonuses year over year. I have a friend applying for a position there.

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What's the difference (really) between Cravath and WLRK?

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What are your average billable hours? Month / year? What type of practice are you in? Are you on the Cravath scale? What associate year?

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Shelf life for associates. Can a 5th-7th year associate lateral from an AM200 to a firm that pales Cravath for labor and employment? Had a recruiter say “5th-7th years are used goods.”

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Do people at firms with one/two offices (e.g. WLRK, Cravath, W&C, Keker) travel less or more than more global outfits?

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