We’ve reported on a few firms that have paid incoming associates a stipend to, essentially, go away. In each of the previous cases, the offer has been to the entire incoming class. Fenwick & West was slated to have 24 new associates start, once their deferrals expired, and has offered some of them $60k to go away. No hard numbers yet on how many were given the offer or how many accepted. As always tipsters, if you have information for us, send it anonymously here.
Founded in 1972, Fenwick & West LLP is a full service law firm focusing on technology and life sciences clients. The corporate, intellectual property, litigation and tax groups service clients from a wide range of additional industries. Approximately 300 attorneys work from offices in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, California; Boise, Idaho; and Seattle, Washington. The firm is headquartered in Mountain View, California.