A New York judge has ruled that Leah Guggenheimer, a former associate at top class action law firm Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman, may proceed with claims that the firm stiffed her on hundreds of thousands of dollars in business development bonuses. She said the firm paid below-average salaries but had an "express policy" of rewarding associates who brought in cases by paying them bonuses of up to 10 percent of the firm's fees on those cases. The firm argued its bonus policy was wholly discretionary.
Ex-Associate's Suit Over Bernstein Bonus Allowed to Proceed
New York Law Journal
March 1, 2006