With just over two months left in a whirlwind year that has stretched attorney workloads to the limit, firms are seizing opportunities to reward their lawyers. After Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison announced discretionary bonuses this week, other firm leaders are planning their own special rewards for those who have contributed most to meeting exceptional client demand.

Independent of Paul Weiss’ announcement, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo had its own announcement Thursday, announcing an hours-based bonus of up to $40,000 for associates to be awarded in March 2022, just before the firm’s fiscal year ends. (Unlike most others in Big Law, Mintz’s fiscal year ends March 31.)