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Kilpatrick Joins Ranks Of Firms To Cut Associate Pay

Law360 (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Kilpatrick Stockton LLP has announced that it will be reducing associate salaries by 10 percent, effective July 1.

The starting salary for new U.S. associates is also being cut from $145,000 to $130,000 in Atlanta and North Carolina, and from $160,000 to $145,000 in New York, Washington, and for associates in the patent practice.

The measure is necessary to adapt to changes in the economy and the decline in demand for certain legal services, said Diane Prucino, co-managing partner of Kilpatrick Stockton.

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