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Jurisprudence: Bonus Round

Publication Date: 
March 10, 2007
Source: 
Slate
Author: 
Dahlia Lithwick

Alumna Dahlia Lithwick discusses the enormous signing bonuses certain lawyers receive. She quotes Lecturer in Law Thomas Goldstein:

Thomas Goldstein, who recently started the Supreme Court litigation section at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld, confirms that in the major markets, no large firm can expect to pay less than $200,000. "The only question," he says, "is whether it will be more."