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How A 'Lost Generation' Of Associates Bounced Back

By Erin Coe | September 11, 2018, 10:36 PM EDT

Conway Ekpo graduated from law school a year before the recession roiled the legal industry and sent many young associates like him scrambling for a foothold. (Kevin Penton | Law360) Conway Ekpo couldn’t help but feel lucky. Even before he set foot in his BigLaw firm as an associate in the fall of 2007, he had already received a raise, from $145,000 to $160,000, thanks to a market rate increase for first-years.

It seemed like a fortuitous start to his legal career. But over the next...
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