Some Presents Come Early: This Biglaw Firm Just Unwrapped Bonuses!

Some Presents Come Early: This Biglaw Firm Just Unwrapped Bonuses!

money-g41bbb4b31_1280They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Wanna know what an email can be worth? Thousands of dollars.

Don’t believe me? Check out this bonus breakdown circulated by Fried Frank, a Biglaw firm with $951,300,000 gross revenue in 2021 according to

  • Class of 2022: $15,000 (pro-rated)
  • Class of 2021: $20,000
  • Class of 2020: $30,000
  • Class of 2019: $57,500
  • Class of 2018: $75,000
  • Class of 2017: $90,000
  • Class of 2016: $105,000
  • Class of 2015+: $115,000

Now that is an email chain I would have been happy to be apart of. Of course, the next best thing is being able to share that information with our readers.

Congrats on making the big bucks!

(Turn to the next page to see the Fried Frank memo.)

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Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord™ in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s.  He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at and by tweet at @WritesForRent.

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