9 More BigLaw Firms Join Associate Raise Bonanza

Law360 (June 18, 2021, 4:43 PM EDT) -- Nine BigLaw firms, including Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, on Friday became the latest to announce salary raises for associates, matching the scale recently set by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Joining Kirkland and Quinn Emanuel in jumping on the pay raise bandwagon were Hogan Lovells, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, White & Case LLP, Cooley LLP, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Baker Botts LLP and Gibson Dunn LLP.

Effective July 1, the standard first-year associate salary at all those firms will jump north of $200,000 for the first time to match a scale set by Davis...

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