This Time, The Piper Follows The Bonus Pack


Pied PiperDo you know what “pied” means in the context of Pied Piper? Honestly, it never crossed my mind until now. Apparently it means being multi-colored decoration “especially black and white.” Huh. No kidding.

Anyway, DLA stands for “Dibb Lupton Alsop,” and this is the specific Piper following the parade of bonuses this Friday afternoon.

DLA Piper is number 3 on the Am Law 100 with $3,471,437,000 in revenue in 2021 and the very, very big verein is joining the bonus consensus.

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The payout is a little complex… but it’s good news for big performers:

Qualifying associates who are meeting the firm’s expectations, as detailed in the
Policy and rated at least a 3, will receive a market-level bonus. The firm will pay
additional bonuses to Associates who have met the criteria set forth in the Policy and who made even greater contributions to the firm’s success, based on billable hours and performance evaluations. Associates rated a 4 or 5 will receive a bonus increase for each additional rating.

Associates in good standing based on hours entered by December 16 receive 50 percent of the base market bonus noted above on December 30. The rest, including any above-market bonus, will be paid out on January 27, 2023. BUT, if the target is not met by December 16, but do reach it by December 31, will get everything on January 27.

Got all that?

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HeadshotJoe Patrice is a senior editor at Above the Law and co-host of Thinking Like A Lawyer. Feel free to email any tips, questions, or comments. Follow him on Twitter if you’re interested in law, politics, and a healthy dose of college sports news. Joe also serves as a Managing Director at RPN Executive Search.





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