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Skaddenfreude: Jenner & Block, Mayer Brown, Troutman Sanders

100 dollar bill Above the Law Above the Law law firm salary legal blog legal tabloid Above the Law.JPGA few more confirmed announcements of associate pay raises have rolled in. We collect and reprint them after the jump, where you should also feel free to continue the discussion from yesterday’s open thread. Thanks.
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JENNER & BLOCK
As noted by this commenter, Jenner & Block has matched Sidley & Austin Austin Brown & Wood, at least in terms of starting salary. You can see this over at Jenner’s website.
We’re guessing the Jenner pay scale at higher levels of seniority is pretty much the same as Sidley’s. But please feel free to email us a memo or complete compensation table for Jenner if you have one.
Also, a commenter claims that Jenner in New York went to the $160K scale (which would hardly be surprising). If you can verify or provide a memo, please drop us a line.
MAYER BROWN ROWE & MAW
Here is the memo they sent out in Washington, provided to us by a source in that office. If you have memos for other offices, please email them to us.
TO: All Washington Office Associates
FROM: Ken Geller
RE: Washington Associate Salary Ranges for 2007
As a Firm we recognize that recruiting and retaining the most talented and committed associates are critical to continued excellence in client service. Accordingly, as we conclude our associate evaluation and salary review process, I am pleased to announce the 2007 associate salary structure for the Washington office:
Class Year Maximum Salary
1 2006 $145,000
2 2005 $155,000
3 2004 $170,000
4 2003 $190,000
5 2002 $210,000
6 2001 $225,000
7 2000 $240,000
As in past years, we will be determining individual associate 2007 salaries and 2006 bonuses over the next few weeks and hope to make paycheck adjustments by the end of February. Salary increases will be retroactive to January 1, 2007.
On behalf of the Firm, I would like to express our appreciation for your dedication and hard work and sharing our commitment to client service. Please do not hesitate to call John Sagan, Andy Schapiro, Lane Vanderslice or me if you have any questions.
Update (10:08 AM): Here is Mayer Brown’s New York memo.
Mayer Brown Rowe Maw associate pay raise base salary memo.jpg
Update (11:28 AM): A source confirms that Mayer Brown in Chicago is on the same scale as the D.C. office.
Update (12:44 PM): The Mayer Brown Chicago email and memo:
—–Original Message—–
From: D’Esposito, Jr., Julian C.
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 4:24 PM
To: CHI-Associates
Cc: CHI-Partners-ALL; Zarov, Herbert L.; Trust, Brian; Cohen, Alan S.; Connolly, Sean; de Hoyos, Debora; D’Esposito, Jr., Julian C.; Fahner, Tyrone C.; Geller, Kenneth S.; Gonzalez, Hector; Holzhauer, James D.; Tancula, James E.; Barrett, Jonathan A.; Kravitt, Jason H. P.; Krueger, Herbert W.; Lange, Reinhart; Niebruegge, Michael E.; Raymond, Elizabeth A.; Thomas, Frederick B.; Watson, John; Wells, Stephen R.
Subject: 2007 Chicago Office Associate Salaries
<<1381163_1.DOC>>
Julian C. D’Esposito
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
Mayer Brown Rowe Maw Chicago associate pay raise base salary memorandum.jpg
TROUTMAN SANDERS
Two comments yesterday. Here’s the first:

Troutman Sanders in NYC just matched…kind of, with 15k raises across the board.

And the second:

Troutman Sanders just raised every class year $15,000, starting February 1st. It occurred via conference call. Other offices will be having their own conference call.

The accuracy of these comments has been verified with a source at the firm.
Earlier: Previous announcements of law firm associate salary increases (scroll down through archives)

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