Quinn Emanuel Bumps All First-Years To $145K

Law360, New York (February 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Less than five months after initiating a wave of salary hikes, the Los Angeles-based Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges has announced that it will match new pay scales recently announced in New York, boosting first-year salaries to $145,000.

Last fall, the war over competitive associate salaries was sparked after one of the firm’s primary competitors, the Los Angeles-based Irell & Manella, announced it was boosting first-year associates' base pay to $135,000 in 2006.

Quinn Emanuel, which last year led the L.A. region's Top 10 firms...
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