100 dollar bill Above the Law Above the Law law firm salary legal blog legal tabloid Above the Law.JPGYesterday we posted ATL’s official LIST OF SHAME. The table showed which major law firms have not yet stepped up to the plate in terms of raising base salaries for their associates.
Posting the list had what highfalutin legal academics call an “information-forcing effect.” We received a bunch of emails from firms that we hadn’t previously confirmed, attaching pay raise announcements, and requesting prompt removal from the LIST OF SHAME.
So the List has thinned out quite a bit. Courtesy of ATL’s unofficial research assistant, commenter Wasting Time:
“Dropping Wachtell and Boies (which are understood to be at or above market), here’s the updated List of Shame of Vault 100 firms with NY offices with more than 10 associates.”
40. Baker Botts
43. Baker & McKenzie
50. Fulbright & Jaworski
58. Vinson & Elkins
70. Hunton & Williams
75. Nixon Peabody
77. Bryan Cave
82. Reed Smith
83. Dorsey & Whitney
86. McGuireWoods
90. Baker & Hostetler
91. Thelen Reid
92. Mintz Levin
95. Dickstein Shapiro
98. Kelley Drye
100. Seyfarth Shaw
Additional lists appear after the jump.


Wasting Time also prepared two more lists:
“Here’s a rough attempt at the AmLaw List of Shame for firms with NY offices with more than 10 associates (it’s up to y’all to fix it up).”
3 Baker & McKenzie
33 Reed Smith
36 Fulbright & Jaworski
39 Vinson & Elkins
43 Hunton & Williams
52 Baker Botts
56 Bryan Cave
64 Nixon Peabody
65 McGuireWoods
66 Seyfarth Shaw
68 Dorsey & Whitney
71 Duane Morris
73 Baker & Hostetler
74 Edwards Angell
75 Thelen Reid
80 Dickstein Shapiro
81 Wilson Elser
91 Mintz, Levin
95 Andrews Kurth
“The combined list (adding the rankings of firms on both lists for a total point value).”
Baker & McKenzie (46)
Fulbright & Jaworski (86)
Baker Botts (92)
Vinson & Elkins (97)
Hunton & Williams (113)
Reed Smith (115)
Bryan Cave (133)
Nixon Peabody (139)
Dorsey & Whitney (151)
McGuireWoods (151)
Baker & Hostetler (163)
Seyfarth Shaw (166)
Thelen Reid (166)
Dickstein Shapiro (175)
Mintz Levin (183)
Good stuff. We thank Wasting Time for these diligent efforts.
Do you see an error in any of the information appearing above? We’re happy to correct it — if you email us, and if you include proper documentation to support your claim of error. Thanks.
Earlier: Skaddenfreude: LIST OF SHAME


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