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Judge asks for more info from bankrupt law firm

The now bankrupt law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf is winding down its business. In May, the firm filed for bankruptcy, making it the largest U.S. law firm to do so. A New York judge asked for details with respect to how much each of the remaining wind down employees would receive in bonuses if the $450,000 bonus plan were approved according to a July 25, 2012 Thomson Reuters article. One lawyer noted that this bonus is a necessary incentive because now, there is “every reason for these (remaining) people to leave. The only reason for them to stay is this [bonus compensation package.]”

The bonuses would be awarded to staff who stay past a certain point or who reach a specific goal in their accounts collection. The plan was originally designed to keep 52 employees on board, but four have already left. Previously a bankruptcy trustee was opposed to the plan.

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