How Partners View Compensation: It’s Not All about the Money

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It’s more than a dollar figure – it’s a ranking.

By Marc Rosenberg

In an ideal world, partners could objectively discuss and debate the firm’s partner compensation system without regard for its impact on their individual earnings. But of course, we don’t live in an ideal world. It’s almost impossible for partners to weigh in on the system without thinking about its impact on their individual earnings.

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