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Nationwide Pay Raise Watch: Ballard Spahr Raises

Ballard Spahr Andrews Ingersoll LLP Above the Law blog.jpgFrom a Philadelphia tipster:

“Since you posted the Blank Rome raise, you might as well post this raise regarding Ballard Spahr as well.”

Ballard Spahr is an Am Law 100 firm. So sure, we’re happy to post their associate pay raise memo.
Check it out, after the jump.

From: Kahn, Geoffrey A. (Phila)
To: Associates (All Offices); Of Counsel (All Offices); Counsel (All Offices)
Cc: Partners (All Offices); Langdon, Mark (Phila); Bell, Bonnie (Phila); Short, Kimberly (Phila); Zappacosta, Noelle (Phila)
Subject: Non-Partner Lawyer Salaries
Importance: High
Sensitivity: Confidential
Consistent with our longstanding objective of attracting and retaining top-flight lawyers in each of the regions in which we practice, effective January 1, 2008, the starting associate salary in each office will increase as follows:
Current — 1/1/08
Baltimore: 130,000 — 140,000
Bethesda: 130,000 — 140,000
Denver: 123,000 — 133,000
Las Vegas: 123,000 — 133,000
Los Angeles: 145,000 — 155,000
Philadelphia: 135,000 — 145,000
Phoenix: 123,000 — 133,000
Salt Lake City: 123,000 — 133,000
Voorhees: 130,000 — 140,000
Washington, D.C.: 142,500 — 152,500
Wilmington: 135,000 — 145,000
This increase will be passed through to all associate classes, as well as to all Counsel and Of Counsel, and will be in addition to the annual increase that normally occurs on January 1.
Earlier: Nationwide Pay Raise Watch: Blank Rome Raises

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