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Billable hours- anyone know of or work at a big law firm where 1800 hours is acceptable?

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Skadden’s is 1800 for full bonus and 1600 for half. If it’s a light year, they’ll lower both by 100.

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Biglaw. No official hours requirement. From what I've heard 1800 will keep you employed, but 2000 is the real expectation.

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It depends on the group. My firm (large am law 100) has an average of 1750. There’s a very large swing between groups that traditionally bill fewer hours compared to sweatshop groups (Corp, lit, etc). I did 2600 hours last year and know of plenty of people who barely cross 1500. The pay difference is substantial

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Weil London (no targets - and if you only did 1800 it would be fine)

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Do you mind me asking - is that the case across all departments? Specifically asking for bankruptcy

My satellite office is 1775.... pay is lower than the main office though.

Main office is in MN.

I know people that have sub-1,900 requirements, but are expected to bill over 2,000. I would think most associates are expected to bill over 2,000 outside of smaller shops.

Yes, if you are senior - if you bill client at a higher rate:)))

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Denver, Portland, Seattle and Austin all have large firms with lower reqs than some larger markets.

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