Some of these Boston pay raises have been previously reported in these pages, but some are new. From this morning’s National Law Journal (subscription):
A second wave of associate salary increases is sweeping the Boston legal market with several firms boosting first-year pay to $160,000 for the incoming September class.
At Bingham McCutchen, DLA Piper, McDermott Will & Emery and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, along with Boston-based Foley Hoag, compensation is $160,000 for the Boston September class and firmwide in some cases.
Ropes & Gray raised salaries to $160,000 on May 1 and Goodwin Procter did the same on June 1. First-year starting salaries are now also $160,000 at Choate Hall & Stewart….
[Earlier this year,] Boston’s Fish & Richardson and three [Boston offices of] New York firms jumped to $160,000: Proskauer Rose; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
If you’re looking to discuss Boston associate salaries, please do so in the comments. Thanks.
P.S. Since we cover the Boston legal market a fair amount here at ATL, this post won’t count as our “Secondary Legal Market of the Day” post. That post will appear sometime in the afternoon.
More Boston firms follow the lead on associate pay [National Law Journal (subscription)]
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