Cooley Godward Unfreezes Salaries For 2010

Law360, New York (January 22, 2010, 5:56 PM EST) -- Second-year associates at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP will be receiving a pay increase this year, marking the end of a salary freeze announced by the firm last year.

Associates who begin their second full year in 2010 will make $165,000, up from the $160,000 they made last year as first-year associates, a Cooley spokeswoman confirmed. Last year, both first- and second-year associates made $160,000.

But the modest increase, which essentially constitutes a cost-of-living adjustment, is probably not a sign that law firms are loosening up on...
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