We don’t have any curiosity within the wage wars, or the bonus wars which are underway. We don’t suppose that that’s wholesome.
— Kristina Lawson, managing accomplice of Hanson Bridgett, a California-based midsize agency, commenting on the agency’s refusal to overtly take part in providing the outsized raises and bonuses which have swept the market at legislation companies of all sizes throughout what may very well be the most well liked lateral market on file. Whereas the agency raised 2022 beginning salaries to $170,000, leaders didn’t take into account matching the prevailing Biglaw market scale. Hanson Bridgett as an alternative presents different advantages, like one-month sabbaticals for attorneys who’ve been with the agency for 3 years and have met efficiency objectives.
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