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4th year litigation associate in Houston. Big firm on Cravath. Looks like I’ll cap out around 2100 hours YTD; hour requirement is 2000. I’ve received half of COVID bonus (expect other half to come end of year). Been receiving good feedback from partners and senior associates. What can I expect for discretionary year end bonus?

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Nothing? The joy of not having to pay state income tax?

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Does your firm follow Cravath bonus scale as well as salaries? If so, I’m not sure what you mean by “discretionary bonus.” Just look up what NYC firms (or your firm) paid last year.

My firm would usually give a 4th year around $15k discretionary on top of their normal bonus

Very firm dependent. My firm is 1,950 hours for a Cravath market bonus. You don’t get anything extra on top of that until you get to the 2,300 range.

You should expect market bonus for a 4th year ($50k I think?) most firms don’t think 100 firms over target is anything. I think my target is 1950 but high biller bonus starts at 2500.

My firm is 1900 billable for cravath bonus but discretionary doesn’t kick in until 2150

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