Elite Firm Now Offering $125,000 Clerkship Bonus

Federal clerkships are exceptionally prestigious, and many higher-finish law firms truly want people with that knowledge to get the job done for them. That is why the large end of bonuses for federal clerks who choose to be a part of regulation firms write-up-clerkship reaches 6 figures.

The newest organization to up the ante for clerkship bonuses is litigation boutique Hueston Hennigan. Sources at Hueston Hennigan report the prestigious boutique is stepping up and supplying $125,000 to previous clerks — up from the currently previously mentioned-industry $105,000. Astute observers of the lawful current market likely aren’t amazed by that news — Hueston Hennigan has a standing of currently being generous with its bonuses.

Though remarkable, it’s not the very best of clerkship bonuses — that honor goes to California plaintiffs agency Dovel & Luner who present a jaw-dropping $140,000 as a clerkship bonus. And Quinn Emanuel has a clerkship bonus of $105,000 and people with only a single 12 months of clerkship expertise are eligible for that reward, with an addition $20,000 if the applicant completes a next qualifying clerkship. Robins Kaplan offers $100,000 bonuses to former federal clerks. Fish & Richardson made headlines with an impressive quantity to previous clerks ($115,000), but that only applies to folks with Federal Circuit encounter and it requires two yrs of assistance as a clerk. Munger Tolles pays a bonus of $80,000 for a one federal clerkship, and $105,000 for these with two federal clerkships below their belt. Boies Schiller lately declared a $110,000 signing reward to federal legislation clerks.

In spite of this very good information, most Biglaw clerkship bonuses are nonetheless in the $50,000 – $75,000 vary. So what are the other corporations waiting around for? If you have data about any firm’s clerkship bonuses, you really should email us or textual content us (646-820-8477) with all the particulars. Many thanks!


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