Survey of American Lawyers at Major Law Firms: Opinion of Shareholder Compensation Models

Mar 2015| PRG081A| Primary Research Group

Report Highlights

This study presents the results of a survey of shareholders at more than 70 major American law firms. The study helps its readers to answer questions such as: how happy are shareholders with the current methods of distributing compensation to shareholders? What percentage is distributed in the form of salaries? In bonuses? How many firms have reserve funds and what percentage of total revenues after overhead do these funds account for? How many firms use a secret ballot for compensation issues? What do partners feel should be changed about the current compensation system? How much does approval of the current system vary by gender, age, field of legal specialization, size of law firm and other factors? How do firms oversee compensation committees? What are the penalties for arrears in collections or tardy submission of time sheets?

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