Susman Godfrey smashes Cravath bonus scale with 6-figure payments

December 14, 2010 The standard set by the Cravath Swaine & Moore end-of-year bonuses has been surpassed again, with Susman Godfrey - the 90 lawyer litigation boutique with offices in Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Seattle – paying bonuses ranging from $45,000 to more than $100,000.

The bonuses offered by this small firm leave the Cravath scale for dead, with the bottom of the scale ($45,000) being significantly higher than the top of the Cravath scale ($35,000).

Managing Partner Steve Susman said: “We had another fantastic year, from coast to coast. We have a great group of young lawyers, and are delighted to be able to pay even bigger bonuses this year.”

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