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Are there elite boutiques out there where associates or junior partners are known to make more than biglaw? Seems like there’s so much $$$ going to the equity partners I’m surprised that there hasn’t been more competition on comp alone, not to mention culture and lifestyle.

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The boutiques have competed more on the bonus side. Susman for example. But I wouldn’t call any of these places lifestyle firms.

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Any place that pays cravath or close will have big expectations about how much of your time they're entitled to, regardless of firm size.

But I also know a number of solos founded by ex-biglaw attorneys who either work 1/3 of what they did in big law and make Cravath or work more and make 2x to 4x what they did in biglaw. Surprised that there aren’t more widely known elite boutiques that offer some combination of Cravath comp with drastically better work-life balance. Most of the time when people talk about moving to small firms and boutiques they’re talking about firms who do less sophisticated work or don’t have as high of quality standards. I’d like to see one that still plays at the elite level, just without the stupidly long hours and burnout and equity partner tax that everyone else pays into.

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