Mayer Brown Rowe Maw equity partners fired Above the Law blog.jpgThe associate pay raise memo for the D.C. office of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, authenticated for us by a source at the firm, appears after the jump.
We have no reason to doubt the authenticity of the memos, posted in the comments, that appear to be from Mayer Brown’s offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. So it would seem that the firm has raised to the $160K scale in Washington, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
But if you can confirm them for us, please do so by email. Thanks.
(You don’t have to email us from your work account. A message from your personal, non-work email account — but disclosing your real name, so we can look you up on the firm website — is sufficient confirmation.)
P.S. Hopefully the firm won’t have to drop the ax on more deadweight partners to pay for these raises.
Update: The Mayer Chicago memo has been authenticated. We have posted it after the jump.
Further Update: The Mayer L.A. memo is legit. It’s also posted after the jump.


MAYER BROWN ROWE & MAW — WASHINGTON DC — ASSOCIATE PAY RAISE MEMO
May 24, 2007
TO: Washington, D.C. Associates
FROM: Peter L. Scher
RE: Washington, D.C. Associate Salary Ranges
Our firm is extremely proud of our associates and the contributions each of you make to our success. Your talent, commitment and focus on client service greatly benefit all of us and all of our clients. We have had a long and strong tradition of excellence, in the advice we provide, in the work product we deliver and in the other services we render. You are upholding that tradition in an exceptional manner.
In light of recent moves by some of our peer firms with regard to salaries for associates, the firm’s Policy & Planning Committee has approved increases in the Washington, D.C. associate salary scale, as follows:
Class Year Maximum Salary
1 2006 $160,000
2 2005 $170,000
3 2004 $185,000
4 2003 $210,000
5 2002 $230,000
6 2001 $250,000
7 2000 $265,000
Salary increases will be effective June 1, 2007 and will be reflected in the June 15 payroll.
I want to express again our appreciation for your dedication, hard work, and commitment to client service. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
MAYER BROWN ROWE & MAW — CHICAGO — ASSOCIATE PAY RAISE MEMO
May 24, 2007
TO: All Chicago Office Associates
FROM: Frederick B. Thomas
RE: Chicago Associate Salary Ranges
The Firm is extremely proud of its associates. Your talent, commitment and focus on client service greatly benefit the Firm and its clients. The Firm has a long and strong tradition of excellence, in the advice we provide, in the work product we deliver and in the other services we render. You are upholding that tradition in an exceptional manner. We thank you for and greatly appreciate your many important contributions.
In light of recent moves by some of our peer firms with regard to salaries for associates, the Policy & Planning Committee has approved increases in the Chicago associate salary scale, as follows:
Class Year Maximum Salary
1 2006 $160,000
2 2005 $170,000
3 2004 $185,000
4 2003 $210,000
5 2002 $230,000
6 2001 $250,000
7 2000 $265,000
Salary increases are effective June 1, 2007 and will be reflected in the June 15 payroll.
On behalf of the Firm, I would like to express again our appreciation for your dedication, hard work, and commitment to client service. Please do not hesitate to call John Sagan, Andy Schapiro, Lane Vanderslice or me if you have any questions.
F.B.T.
MAYER BROWN ROWE & MAW — LOS ANGELES — ASSOCIATE PAY RAISE MEMO
May 24, 2007
TO: All Los Angeles Office Associates
FROM: James E. Tancula
RE: Los Angeles Associate Salary Ranges
The Firm is extremely proud of its associates. Your talent, commitment and focus on client service greatly benefit the Firm and its clients. The Firm has a long and strong tradition of excellence, in the advice we provide, in the work product we deliver and in the other services we render. You are upholding that tradition in an exceptional manner. We thank you for and greatly appreciate your many important contributions.
In light of recent moves by some of our peer firms with regard to salaries for associates, the Policy & Planning Committee has approved increases in the Los Angeles associate salary scale, as follows:
Class Year Maximum Salary
1 2006 $160,000
2 2005 $170,000
3 2004 $185,000
4 2003 $210,000
5 2002 $230,000
6 2001 $250,000
7 2000 $265,000
Salary increases are effective June 1, 2007 and will be reflected in the June 15 payroll.
On behalf of the Firm, I would like to express again our appreciation for your dedication, hard work, and commitment to client service. Please do not hesitate to call John Sagan, Andy Schapiro, Lane Vanderslice or me if you have any questions.
J.E.T.


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