Clerkship bonuses going up?

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Re: Clerkship bonuses going up?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:41 pm

Any advice on how to get a higher than market clerkship bonus when going back to a firm? I’m starting my second clerkship (district + circuit) and have an open offer from my summer firm giving me a $70k clerkship bonus. Do I just ask for more? Or should I interview and hopefully get an offer from a firm paying above market and try to leverage that into a higher clerkship bonus with my summer firm? Anyone with real experience doing that? Do you talk to a recruiter or an attorney on the hiring committee? Via phone or email? Also, any intel on what NY firms are quietly giving more than $70k to incoming associates with two clerkships?

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Re: Clerkship bonuses going up?

Postby BlackAndOrange84 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:23 pm

You'd improve your bargaining position by asking the firm to match the offer of a boutique or QE that pays more than market rather than just plain asking.

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Re: Clerkship bonuses going up?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:16 pm

Are there firms that do not have a 1- or 2-year requirement/clawback? I've heard S&C -- any others?

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Re: Clerkship bonuses going up?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are there firms that do not have a 1- or 2-year requirement/clawback? I've heard S&C -- any others?


In my (limited) experience, clawback provisions are the exception rather than the rule.

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Re: Clerkship bonuses going up?

Postby BlackAndOrange84 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Are there firms that do not have a 1- or 2-year requirement/clawback? I've heard S&C -- any others?


In my (limited) experience, clawback provisions are the exception rather than the rule.


Seriously? My impression is the opposite, that no-clawback is the exception.



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