Susman Godfrey Shatters the Market with Extraordinary Associate Bonuses for 2018

December 2018

Susman Godfrey announced today that its associates would receive extraordinary bonuses for 2018.  The firm’s gross revenues and profits this year will be the highest in the firm’s history, which the partnership recognizes would not have been possible without the superb and tireless work of its associates on behalf of the firm’s clients.  Susman Godfrey bases year-end bonuses on partnership class within the firm, not graduation year from law school.  The median 2018 bonuses for each partnership class at Susman Godfrey are:

  • 2018: $225,000
  • 2019: $210,000
  • 2020: $170,000
  • 2021: $150,000
  • 2022: $130,000
  • 2023: $110,000

There were five associates up for partnership in 2018 and all five were elected to the partnership on Saturday (December 8):

Susman Godfrey requires each new associate to successfully complete a federal judicial clerkship before joining the firm, and the firm has a six-year partnership track after joining the firm, with exceptions made for associates who have completed clerkships with the U.S. Supreme Court. 

In addition to its record-setting financial performance this year, Susman Godfrey continued its efforts to make the firm an even better place for associates to work, adopting a new policy of unlimited paid associate maternity and parental leave to complement its existing policy of unlimited paid vacation for associates.