Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I receintly received this question from an associate at a large law firm: I am with a large law firm, well compensated as a fourth-year associate, but putting in long hours, including weekends, to make my 2,200 billable hours. Fortunately, I shall be able to pay off my educational loans...

Former Associate Demands More High-quality Work, with Disastrous Results

Associates at large law firms typically aren't assigned the most ground-breaking or intellectually stimulating work during their first years, but one former Kasowitz associate believes that his unjustly mundane workload merits a 75-million dollar suit against his former employer. Gregory S. Berry...

Is Lockstep Compensation the Key to Happy Associates?

As part of its special section on the future of BigLaw, the New York Times examined the culture at firms that have held on to a pure lockstep compensation structure-for both partners and associates. According to the managing partners at Cravath , Cleary and Debevoise , the lockstep system-in which attorneys...