As BigLaw Partner Pay Has Grown, So Too Has Inequality

Law360 (September 15, 2020, 7:06 AM EDT) -- As average BigLaw partner compensation soared by 38% between 2010 and 2018, pay gaps between male and female partners grew as did discrepancies between equity and nonequity partners, according to a report released Tuesday.

A look back at biennial reports by Major Lindsey & Africa and its research partners between 2010 and 2018 shows average partner compensation among large law firms rose by 38%, from $640,000 to $885,000. But those strides were not felt evenly across the industry, with male partners and equity partners seeing bigger gains than women and nonequity partners.

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