Amid constant pressure on elite law firms to offer competitive pay to high-performing lawyers, partners of at least two prominent New York-based lockstep firms weighed changes to their compensation models in the last year.

One, Debevoise & Plimpton, formed a partner committee to take a hard look at its lockstep model, in what the firm called a periodic process to examine the firm’s compensation system. After a review that wrapped up last month, the firm decided to leave its approach unchanged, presiding partner Michael Blair said in an interview.

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