If Benjamin Longoria needs to ask his supervisor why he isn’t getting the most challenging projects, or if he wants to say that he doesn’t feel appreciated, he can.

Fenwick & West, where Longoria is a fourth-year licensing associate, has been doing “upward reviews” every summer for the past three years. Associates anonymously provide feedback to the partners they work with — positive and negative. To give the policy teeth, the firm factors the results into partner compensation.

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