Yet Another Boutique Firm Matches Cravath On Salaries, Makes It Rain With Associate Bonuses

Associates better grab their umbrellas, because these bonuses go over $200K!

Biglaw-bonus-money-lawyer-associate-woman-female-cash-raining-1Boutique firms are knocking it out of the park when it comes to associate compensation. One by one, they’ve announced their plans to meet or beat Biglaw when it comes to salary and bonus news, and their associates couldn’t be happier.

To that end, we’ve now confirmed that Hueston Hennigan has chosen to use the Cravath scale for its compensation increases, meaning these are the salaries associates at the firm will see, as of January 1:

  • Class of 2023 – $225,000
  • Class of 2022 – $235,000
  • Class of 2021 – $260,000
  • Class of 2020 – $310,000
  • Class of 2019 – $365,000
  • Class of 2018 – $390,000
  • Class of 2017 – $420,000
  • Class of 2016 – $435,000

As far as bonuses are concerned, Hueston Hennigan has once again rewarded associates with above-market bonuses — every single one of them, in fact. Sources tell us that some of these above-market bonuses were wildly above what the market has been offering, including some topping $200,000. Staff members at the firm also received generous bonuses, which is something we love to see.

Congratulations to everyone at Hueston Hennigan!

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Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter and Threads or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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