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Can someone provide insight into firm culture at Troutman in Atlanta? Trying to decide whether I should head there or choose a smaller boutique firm. Both are similar in terms of billable requirements, and have comparative compensation.

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Pepper alum. Just know that Pepper was historically extremely cheap on bonuses, and anecdotally have heard Troutman more so/it's worse post-merger, so if you think there's going to be some big bonus, Im here to tell you that is not a thing. People I worked with billed 2500+ and got less than 20K as mid-senior associates (6-7th yrs). Just want you to be informed on that front.

Just...if you see things on ATL re biglaw, know that TP is not trying to compete with the V10 or V25. The economics aren't there. You understand than "an increase" from low still means "pretty low" right? Again, do not see bonus numbers from AbovetgeLaw and think TP will be remotely comparable. They don't want to be. They lure laterals just like you and those folks stay a year or two and trade up to a firm that actually pays market or they go in house after the bait and switch.

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