DLA Raises Pay For Patent Litigators

Law360, New York (March 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Although DLA Piper is starting most first-year California associates at $145,000, the firm has set its patent litigators above the rest by paying them thousands of dollars more.

DLA patent litigators across the country will start at $160,000 a year as the firm tries to remain competitive with major New York law firms. The rare move to single out patent litigators may compel other full-service law firms to follow suit if they want to keep pace with intellectual property boutiques.

Gloria Cannon, a recruiter for BCG...
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