2015 Summer Associate Salaries of the Top Law Firms

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Summary: Here are the summer associate salaries of the top law firms in the United States.

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2015 4th Year Salaries and Bonuses of the Top Law Firms
2015 5th Year Salaries and Bonuses of the Top Law Firms
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2015 8th Year Salaries and Bonuses of the Top Law Firms

 
Firm Name Summer Associate Salaries Summer Associate Offers
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP N/A N/A
Allen & Overy LLP $3,076/week N/A
Alston & Bird LLP Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Research Triangle, NC : $2,600/week
Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Silicon Valley, CA; Washington, DC: $3,075/week
42 out of 42 (2Ls) (2013)
Arnold & Porter LLP $3080 per week N/A
Baker & McKenzie $ 3,076/week 30 out of 30 (2012)
Baker Botts L.L.P. $3,077/week 81 out of 87 (2013) (includes 1Ls)
Baker Hostetler LLP $2,500/week 30 out of 34 (2013)
Bingham McCutchen LLP $3,100/week 34 out of 39 (2013)
Bryan Cave LLP Atlanta, GA: $2,500/week
Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles, CA New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC: $2,788/week
Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO: $2,212/week
Phoenix, AZ: $2,308/week
St. Louis, MO: $2,404/week
33 out of 38 (2013)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP $3,075/week 35 out of 37 (2013)
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP $3,077/week 50 out of 51 (2013)
Chadbourne & Parke LLP $3,077/week 13 out of 13 (2013)
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP $3,077/week 98 out of 98 (New York); 23 out
Clifford Chance LLP $3,077/week 20 out of 20 (2013)
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP $3,077/week 42 out of 45 (2013)
Covington & Burling $3,080/week 68 out of 69 (2013)
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP $3,077/week 93 out of 93 (2013)
Crowell & Moring LLP $3,077/week 11 out of 12 (2013)
Davis Polk & Wardwell $3,077/week 126 out of 126 (2013)
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP $3,077/week 69 out of 69 (2013)
Dechert LLP Austin, TX; Boston, MA; California offices; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Hartford, CT; New York, NY; Washington, DC: $3,100/week
Philadelphia, PA and Princeton, NJ: $2,800/week
46 out of 46 (2013)
Dickstein Shapiro LLP $3,100/week 12 out of 13 (2012)
DLA Piper Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; California offices; Chicago, IL; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Raleigh, NC; Reston, VA Seattle, WA; Texas offices; Washington, DC: $3,076/week
Atlanta, GA; Phoenix, AZ; Tampa, FL: $2,788/week
28 out of 29 (2013)
Dorsey & Whitney LLP $2,100/week 25 out of 26 (2Ls) (2013)
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP Boston, Chicago and New York: $2,788/week Providence: $2,403/week 11 out of 12 (2013)
Fenwick & West LLP $3,076/week 27 out of 28 (2013)
Fish & Richardson P.C. Detroit, MI: $3,100/week
Milwaukee, WI: $2,500/week
Boston, MA; California offices; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Washington, DC: $3,100/week
21 out of 22 (2013)
Foley & Lardner LLP Detroit, MI; Milwaukee, WI: $2,500/week
Boston, MA; California offices; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Washington, DC: $3,100/week
Miami, FL: $2,800/week
Madison, WI; Tampa, FL: $2,400/week
Jacksonville, FL; Orlando, FL; Tallahassee, FL: $2,100/week
53 out of 54 (2013)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer $3,077/week 19 out of 19 (2013)
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP $3,100/week 26 out of 26 (2013)
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. N/A N/A
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP $3,080/week 138 out of 141 (2013)
Goodwin Procter LLP $3,077/week 49 out of 50 (2013)
Greenberg Traurig, LLP N/A 26 out of 33 (2013)
Hogan Lovells Compensation is based on 1950 or 2000 billable hour levels (up to 100 hours can be pro bono) 77 out of 78 2Ls; 8 of 8 1Ls invited to return (2013)
Holland & Knight LLP N/A 23 out of 23 (2013)
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP $3,077/week 19 out of 20 (2013)
Hunton & Williams LLP Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Miami, FL; Norfolk, VA; Raleigh, NC; Richmond, VA: $2,800/week
Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; McLean, VA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC: $3,080/week
24 out of 26 (2013)
Irell & Manella LLP $3,080/week 31 out of 31 (2013)
Jackson Lewis LLP N/A N/A
Jenner & Block LLP $3,077/week 42 out of 42 (2013)
Jones Day Miami, FL: $2,569/week
Atlanta, GA: $2,907/week
Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh, PA: $2,810/week
Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, CA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas and Houston, TX; New York, NY; Washington, DC: $3,100/week
178 out of 184 (includes 1Ls) (2013)
K&L Gates N/A 71 out of 76 (permanent offers) (2013)
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP $3,077/week 22 out of 22 (2013)
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY & Washington, DC: $3,077/week 32 out of 34 (2013)
Kaye Scholer LLP $3,100/week 20 out of 21 (2013)
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP $2,600/$3,077 (weekly) 17 out of 21 (2013)
King & Spalding LLP Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC: $2,600/week
Austin, TX; Houston, TX; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Washington, DC: $3,100/week
34 out of 39 (2013)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP N/A 128 out of 130 (2013)
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP $2,750/week 36 out of 40 (2011)
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP $3,077/week 18 out of 18 (2013)
Latham & Watkins LLP $3,080/week 148 out of 149 (2013)
Linklaters LLP $3,077/week 20 out of 20 (2013)
Manatt Phelps & Phillips N/A 7 out of 7 (2013)
Mayer Brown LLP $3,077/week (Charlotte: $2,750/week) 59 out of 59 (2013)
McDermott, Will & Emery $3,076/week 24 out of 27 (2013)
McGuireWoods LLP The firm does not adhere to a lockstep compensation system, and salaries vary for associates beyond their second years. Salaries also vary by office. 18 out of 20 (2013)
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP $3,077/week 84 out of 84 (2013)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA: $29,000/summer
Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Palo Alto, CA; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, DC: $30,800/summer
Miami, FL: $29,000/summer
Princeton, NJ: $29,000/summer
50 out of 54 (2013)
Morrison & Foerster LLP N/A 76 out of 80 (2013)
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP $3,080/week 22 out of 25 (2013)
Nixon Peabody LLP $2,800/week (metro area offices) 16 out of 19 (2Ls) (2013)
O'Melveny & Myers LLP $3,100/week 81 out of 85 (2013)
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Los Angeles; New York; Orange County; San Francisco; Silicon Valley; Washington, DC: $3,077/week
Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, CA; Seattle, Washington: $2,788/week
30 out of 35
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP $3,076.92/week 8 out of 8 (2013)
Patton Boggs LLP N/A 14 out of 15 (2013)
Paul Hastings LLP $3,070/week 61 out of 63 (2013)
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison $3,100/week 116 out of 117 (2012)
Perkins Coie LLP N/A 33 out of 37 (2013)
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP $3,077/week 27 out of 30 (2013)
Proskauer Rose LLP New York, NY; Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC: $3,077/week
Boca Raton, FL Summer associate: $2,596/week
Newark, NJ Summer associate: $2,788/week
New Orleans, LA Summer associate: $2,115/week
46 out of 46 (2013)
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP $3,080/week 68 out of 69 (2013)
Ropes & Gray LLP $3,100/week 119 out of 119 (2012)
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP $3,077/week 34 out of 34 (2013)
Shearman & Sterling LLP $3,077/week 41 out of 41 (2013)
Sidley Austin LLP $3,100/week 101 out of 105 (2013)
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP $3,080/week 77 out of 77 (2013)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP $3,100/week 146 out of 148 (2013)
SNR Denton (Now Dentons) N/A N/A
Squire Sanders N/A N/A
Steptoe & Johnson LLP $3,075/week 12 of 12 (2013)
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP $3076.92/week 27 out of 27 (2013)
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP $3,077/week Paid at the annual rate of $160,000 prorated according to the time spent at the firm and the days worked during the month, on a semi-monthly basis. 122 out of 123 (2013)
Venable LLP $2,900 week 26 out of 28 (2013)
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. $3,077/week 58 out of 66 (2Ls) (2013)
Wachtell $3,100/week 26 out of 26 (2013)
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP $3,077/week 92 out of 93 (2013)
White & Case LLP $3,077/week 56 out of 56 (2013)
Williams & Connolly LLP $3,450/week The firm says: “Because nearly all of our summer associates obtain judicial clerkships, formal offers are only extended after the clerks receive permission from judges to request offers. Typically, all summer associates who request offers are welcomed for permanent employment.”
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP $3,077/week 46 out of 46 (2013)
WilmerHale $3,100/week 119 out of 121 (2013)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati $3,077 per week 42 out of 44 (2013)
Winston & Strawn LLP $3,077/week 28 out of 29 (2013)
 
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