Some of you have asked for more information about compensation paid to law firm associates outside of New York. You might be interested in this tip, which recently showed up in our inbox:
Thought you might be interested to know that Kirkland & Ellis has announced that it is raising its salary to $145,000 for first-years in both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
With Quinn Emanuel and Skadden already there, this might be enough to push the Big Three — Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Latham & Watkins, and O’Melveny & Myers — to match.
Over at Greedy LA, a list has been posted of which Los Angeles firms pay their first-years a starting salary of $145K (consistent with New York levels). If you have any updates, corrections, or more details, please share them with us.
Firms in Los Angeles Salary Chart [Infirmation / Greedy LA]
Earlier: Prior Skaddenfreude posts (scroll down)