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Nationwide Pay Raise Watch: Sidley Austin, Arnold & Porter, Brown Rudnick

100 dollar bill Abovethelaw Above the Law law firm salary legal blog legal tabloid Above the Law.JPGIt’s a busy morning, right before the big Memorial Day holiday weekend. There’s breaking news of associate pay raises from Sidley Austin, Arnold & Porter (hi James Sandman!!!), and Brown Rudnick.
The Sidley Austin memo appears after the jump. The raise to the $160K scale covers Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington. It’s retroactive to May 1.
The Arnold & Porter news was reported by The BLT: Blog of Legal Times. If you have the A&P memo, please email it to us.
We learned of the Brown Rudnick raise by email. We don’t have the memo, but our source sent us a salary table, which also appears below the fold.

TO: All U.S. Associates
FROM: The Management Committee
RE: Associate Salaries
We recognize and value the contribution our associates make to the Firm’s success. We also recognize the importance of remaining competitive with the top national and international law firms, so that we can continue to recruit and retain the most talented lawyers to serve our clients. Accordingly, we are pleased to announce increases in our standard salaries in our domestic offices outside of New York, effective May 1, 2007. Increases in our standard salaries in our New York office have previously been announced.
Associates in our Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. offices will receive increases bringing standard salaries to the following levels:
Class of 2006 – $160,000
Class of 2005 – $170,000
Class of 2004 – $185,000
Class of 2003 – $210,000
Class of 2002 – $230,000
Class of 2001 – $250,000
Class of 2000 – $265,000
In addition, as we have done in the past, we will review and, where appropriate, adjust compensation for Counsel and associates in class years more senior than those listed above on an individualized basis.
On behalf of the Firm, we thank you for your continued effort and dedication on behalf of our clients.
cc: All Partners
All Senior Counsel
All U.S. Counsel
From a source at the firm: “Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels just upped their Boston salaries to their NY levels.”
1st: 160,000
2nd: 170,000
3rd: 185,000
4th: 210,000
5th: 230,000
6th: 250,000
7th + : 265,000
Arnold & Porter to $160K [The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times]

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