It’s hard to continue holding money back from people who were expecting it originally. Also, the environment for sought-after lawyers has never been more competitive than it is now. … It’s hard to hold on to your best people if you’re paying below market.
— Kent Zimmermann, a law firm management consultant at Zeughauser Group, commenting on the recent wave of law firms that have either rolled back their COVID-19 austerity measures or handed out bonuses to associates, mentioning that competition could play a role in why these things have occurred.
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