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Kirkland & Ellis office in Midtown Manhattan, New York. Photo: Ryland West/ALM< Kirkland & Ellis office in Midtown Manhattan, New York. (Photo: Ryland West/ALM)

Amid an influx of deal work, law firms are ratcheting up their perks and rewards for associates, perhaps none more so than top performer Kirkland & Ellis.

Legal industry sources say Kirkland, the highest-grossing law firm in the world, is among the most aggressive and competitive with associate talent now—in keeping with its approach for snagging and retaining talented partners. The firm has introduced a meal reimbursement program for associates and is also offering large signing and retention bonuses for associates.

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Andrew Maloney

I'm a Chicago-based reporter covering the business of law, focusing on national and global law firms for The American Lawyer, Law.com and other ALM publications. Reach out: [email protected]    

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