No standardized scale has been announced but some details have begun to trickle out. Some associates are reporting bonuses lower than the Cravath scale, and other reports indicate that to get to the Cravath levels associates need to have at least 2000 billable hours. Attorneys with the firm received their bonus information this week via email. If you have more specific information for us on the K&E bonuses, please send us an anonymous tip here.
Kirkland & Ellis has 9 offices total, with 6 in the United States. They are best known for their litigation, bankruptcy, and intellectual property departments. They have a track record of high revenues and profits, topping $1.3 billion in revenues in 2007.