The coronavirus pandemic sent a wave of pay cuts, layoffs and furloughs through the legal industry this spring. While some firms are anticipating further financial hardship, others have recently walked back some austerity measures, reflecting the pandemic’s uneven effects on the legal industry.

Lowenstein Sandler, Cozen O’Connor, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Munck Wilson Mandela have reversed at least some of their compensation cuts, with some citing stronger-than-expected demand and financial performance.