Susman Godfrey has announced associate bonuses significantly above the Big Law market scale—paying median bonuses ranging from $90,000 to $170,000 this year—although the scale is lower than the Houston-founded trial firm paid out to associates last year.

Vineet Bhatia, a co-managing partner, said in an interview that the bonus scale is lower than in 2021 because last year’s bonuses reflected special COVID-related bonuses a number of firms, including Davis Polk & Wardwell and Cravath, Swaine & Moore, paid during 2021.

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