For three years, former Nixon Peabody associate Noah Doolittle had his eyes on a bonus for bringing in and servicing a client for the firm. The bonus, according to Doolittle, would be worth 5 percent of the $5.32 million in fees the law firm collected from the client in 2008. By his own account, Doolittle would be in line for a $266,000 bonus. By the firm's account, Doolittle was due much less. Now, Doolittle is suing the firm, alleging breach of contract, fraud and deceit, and misrepresentation.
Former Associate Sues Nixon Peabody Over Amount of Origination Bonus
New York Law Journal
August 12, 2010