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Let this marinate: First-year associates at Cravath and DPW in NYC are making the same money as their peers at Holland & Knight in, let’s say, Jacksonville. Makes you wonder how much the NY firms … more

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Senior associates- I have a lateral offer at Cravath scale firm for a special counsel role- 1200 billable, off partnership track, but paid base salary (no bonuses unless hours are significantly higher… more

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What defines a “Big Law” firm? Is it Am law 200? How many attorneys? Cravath scale pay? Or is it “you know it when you see it?”

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Cravath to 221?

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Milbank has been the first movers in the last 2 salary changes. I am submitting a motion to change the colloquial term from "the Cravath Pay Scale" to "the Milbank Pay Scale".

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What’s your firm’s bonus policy? My firm pays bonuses on the Cravath scale but requires us to hit 2,000 billables (which can include 100 pro bono hours) to get it.

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I heard cravath used WordPerfect and lotus notes instead of MS Word and Outlook (respectively) until around 2017. Is this true?

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I’m averaging 180-200 billable hours a month, at a firm with small bonuses and salary slightly under Cravath (and the gap widens as you progress). I like the work and the people I work with. Advice on… more

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4th year litigation associate in Houston. Big firm on Cravath. Looks like I’ll cap out around 2100 hours YTD; hour requirement is 2000. I’ve received half of COVID bonus (expect other half to come end… more

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I’m curious about the upside/downside of leaving a firm you love for more money/prestige. I’m in big law, but the firm doesn’t pay on the Cravath scale and, while as a young associate, this is fine be… more

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US associates working in Europe—are you paid on the Cravath scale?

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For those who work at small firms (10 or fewer attorneys), what is your compensation structure for associates? How does your overall pay compare to market rate in your area (not necessarily Cravath or… more

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Texans. Just got an offer from a V10 to relocate down and do litigation. Excited but the offer was 20k below market. Talked to managing partner and they said it’s the market in Houston so if I can fin… more

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Corporate / M&A folks making moves over the last few months: Got an offer from a top 50 lockstep AmLaw100 firm. 4th year. Not NYC but in a market that was recently bumped up to the previous Cravat… more

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Can someone help me understand the timeline of these bonuses? I’m at a close to Cravath, but lacking bonuses firm, so I am trying to compare salaries with bonuses included. When do these bonuses hit? For example, do you get the $15000 at the end of your stub year, or is it not until the end of the next year (so you’ve been there for a little over a year and are technically a second year)? If the latter, would the $25k not be until you’ve been there for over 2 years?

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I’m a 3rd year in AmLaw top 20 firm in one of the international offices. Cravath scale is more than enough to have a comfortable life here and dull the pain when the hours get bad. How do people find … more

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In my first year of big law and hours at my sweat shop firm are already getting to me. Recently got an email from a recruiter promoting a fully remote lit associate position with a 1600 hrs reqmt at a… more

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Associates: Suppose your are working from home, haven’t gotten any cut to your Cravath scale pay, and your firm has committed not to lay off any associates or staff. Is there any world in which you … more

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Curious if any partners are aware of any convos at the biglaw level about associate comp increases / cravath scale tweaks. Not trying to be greedy, truly just curious. We had a couple back to back wit… more

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I am a mid-level (rising fifth year) real estate associate considering an offer to move in-house. The position is at a company I’m really interested in and would probably provide a significantly bette… more

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Bottom half of an Am Law 100 firm does not follow cravath scale. How much do they pay for a senior year associate?

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Now that Cravath has matched DPW, don’t y’all think a slew of firms will now match over the coming days?

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Anyone here go in-house to Amazon from big law? If so, what kind of a pay cut can I expect to take? Currently 5th year on Cravath scale.

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What are the typical Biglaw salaries in Canada? Is there any semblance of a Cravath scale there? If anyone has insight into Europe (excluding London - e.g. Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt) I’d appreciate i… more

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My hours have been insane lately and I’m burned out of biglaw. 3rd year associate. I have an offer at a boutique corporate firm, ~10 attorneys, billables super reasonable (under 1500), $130K+ decent b… more

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Thinking of lateraling to a peer firm as a midlevel mainly because the past year was so awful (for everyone), I am burned out and need a fresh start. Am I making a mistake? My current firm is generall… more

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Disappointed by my discretionary bonus and wondering if I'm right to be or need a reality check. For context, MLA at a "big law" California boutique (F100 clients, 90% Cravath scale), fi… more

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Considering offer at a peer firm in London which pays UK scale (not cravath and no COLA, but cravath scale bonuses). Hours req at new firm is 1800 and would be doing PE instead of high yield finance. … more

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Any comments on Lewis Brisbois pay? Is it Cravath?

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Foley Hoag - will they match? They recently went full Cravath salaries before the most recent hike, so unclear if they will match.

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Did Greenberg Traurig ever match the Cravath scale?

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I am a mid level and have received an offer from a regional big law firm in a non-market paying location. I believe the firm would be a great fit and the location is where I want to be. The biggest is… more

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AmLaw 100 litigation partners in major markets where associates make New York/ Cravath scale: what’s the starting draw for junior partners at your firm, assuming no book of business or equity?

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Pay scale at Jones Day? Location dependent? Cravath match?

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What is the financial benefit of working at a V10 with a terrible culture v. a lower ranked tech firm with better culture/lifestyle that pays Cravath scale? I’m strictly interested in the financial r… more

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So Latham thinks they’re better than Kirkland and Cravath?

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Brand new associate at Cravath scale firm (NYC): EVERY single midlevel and junior has left my group since I started to lateral to other biglaw firms. No insight on why beyond a vague "seeking oth… more

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How much does established regional firms pay? If it’s a full device firm with a few offices, anywhere between 50 to 200 lawyers, how big paycut am I expecting if I’m switching from Cravath scale?

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I need a sanity check. How many corporate associates are making cravath scale doing emerging growth? Does someone have a firms list for this?

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Currently in a major market practicing finance and real estate. Have an opportunity to lateral to a firm paying on the Cravath scale. Would like to switch practice areas to L&E. I’m assuming it’s … more

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