Big Year Leads to Big Bonuses at Susman Godfrey

Dec 12, 2010, 11:21 ET from Susman Godfrey

HOUSTON, Dec. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Susman Godfrey LLP, the 90 lawyer litigation boutique with offices in Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Seattle, has paid annual bonuses to full time associates ranging from $45,000 to more than $100,000.  Ten associates got bonuses of around 50% of their salaries.  Managing Partner Steve Susman said that the firm loves paying big bonuses to its associates.  "We had another fantastic year, from coast to coast.  We have a great group of young lawyers, and are delighted to be able to pay even bigger bonuses this year."  The firm also announced that it made five new partners, and will continue to grow in all of its markets.  "We're on the lookout for great young lawyers and great new cases," said Lee Godfrey, the firm's other Managing Partner.  "In a challenging environment, our unique skills have allowed us to stay on top."

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