Thoughts on Ballard?

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Friend works in philly and likes it (but is definitely paid under market)

When we started as first years she was below the market 180k (maybe 150 or 160? Can’t remember, was of course years ago). They also cut salaries during Covid and I’m not sure if they were restored, I felt weird asking. I know she likes the partners and associates, but I feel like she works my hours (over 2000)

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Depends on office and practice. Some excellent lawyers. Solid rep in Philly. Not keeping up with high-level biglaw in a lot of respects, however.

We just hired two lateral partners from Ballard. Both had been there awhile. The associate pay scale has made it hard to get and keep top tier associates. Tech is behind. Management is pretty conservative. Just not much dynamism and forward progress.

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