With law firm bonus season in full swing, Susman Godfrey sent a powerful signal to current and future hires on Monday. The Houston-based firm announced that year-end bonuses for its 47 partnership-track associates would range from $45,000 to $170,000—and that two of its associates would receive bonuses totaling more than $220,000.

Beyond the six-figure thank you, the firm’s management said the bonuses also serve as a message to top law students who may eventually decide between a future at Susman and a career at a bigger, full-service firm.

“We will match them on the salaries, but we will blow them out of the water when it comes to bonus time,” said Erica Harris, Susman Godfrey’s recruiting partner.

“We definitely each year try to send the message that we want the best and you are going to be rewarded if you are the best,” Harris added.

Read this at The American Lawyer.