Dickstein Sets $145K Base Pay For New Associates

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 5:55 PM EST) -- Washington-based Dickstein Shapiro LLP, which adopted a merit-based system of compensation several years ago, will pay first-year associates rates starting at $145,000, while the most advanced associates will be eligible to earn up to $265,000.

A representative for the firm confirmed Thursday that a memo leaked to legal blog Above the Law detailing its 2010 associate compensation rates was correct.

Though Above the Law reported that the firm was departing from its previous lockstep model, Dickstein chairman Michael Nannes said the firm actually revamped its compensation...
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