Paul Hastings, after initially deciding not to pay additional associate bonuses ahead of the firm’s normal schedule (which would have them paid out with the regular year-end bonuses in March of 2021), has decided that they will in fact pay out an earlier bonus. The firm said the amount will meet the standard that has been set by several firms over the past couple of months. 

Greg Nitkowski, the managing partner of Paul Hastings, said the firm changed direction because it felt the delay in paying a bonus the firm had every intention of paying anyway didn’t “seem right,” and that the supplemental bonus will be paid in December.