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

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Summary: Here are the 8th year salaries and bonuses of the top law firms in the United States.

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2015 6th Year Salaries and Bonuses of the Top Law Firms
2015 7th Year Salaries and Bonuses of the Top Law Firms
2015 Summer Associate Salaries of the Top Law Firms

Firm Name Associate Salaries Base Salary Associate Bonuses
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP $175,000-$280,000 N/A N/A
Allen & Overy LLP N/A New York, NY: $280,000 N/A
Alston & Bird LLP N/A N/A N/A
Arnold & Porter LLP $180,000-$250,000 All U.S. offices: $280,000 $25,000-$75,000
Baker & McKenzie $190,000-$280,000 N/A N/A
Baker Botts L.L.P. $170,000-$195,000 N/A N/A
Baker Hostetler LLP N/A N/A N/A
Bingham McCutchen LLP $250,000-$280,000 Firmwide: $280,000 $60,000-$90,000
Bryan Cave LLP N/A N/A N/A
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP $280,000 New York, Washington, DC and North Carolina offices: $280,000 N/A
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP $280,000 New York, NY: $280,000 $60,000
Chadbourne & Parke LLP $250,000 Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Washington, DC: $280,000 N/A
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP $280,000 N/A $60,000
Clifford Chance LLP $280,000 New York, NY: $280,000 $60,000
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP $210,000-$250,000 All Offices: $280,000 N/A
Covington & Burling $245,000 U.S. Offices: $280,000 N/A
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP $280,000 N/A $60,000
Crowell & Moring LLP N/A N/A N/A
Davis Polk & Wardwell $280,000 N/A $60,000
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP $280,000 N/A $60,000
Dechert LLP $210,000-$280,000 N/A N/A
Dickstein Shapiro LLP N/A DC, NY, CA Offices: $280,000 N/A
DLA Piper $165,000-$245,000 N/A N/A
Dorsey & Whitney LLP N/A N/A N/A
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP N/A N/A N/A
Fenwick & West LLP N/A N/A N/A
Fish & Richardson P.C. $195,000-$280,000 N/A N/A
Foley & Lardner LLP N/A N/A N/A
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer $280,000 New York, NY; Washington, DC: $280,000 N/A
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP $280,000 New York, NY and Washington, DC: $280,000 N/A
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. $190,000-$230,000 N/A N/A
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP $280,000 N/A N/A
Goodwin Procter LLP $280,000 N/A $60,000
Greenberg Traurig, LLP $200,000 N/A N/A
Hogan Lovells N/A Baltimore; California offices; Denver; Houston; McLean, VA; New York; Philadelphia; Washington DC: $280,000 N/A
Holland & Knight LLP $165,000-$205,000 N/A N/A
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP $255,000 New York, NY: $265,000 N/A
Hunton & Williams LLP $190,000-$265,000 N/A N/A
Irell & Manella LLP N/A Los Angeles, CA: $280,000 N/A
Jackson Lewis LLP $140,000 N/A N/A
Jenner & Block LLP N/A N/A N/A
Jones Day N/A N/A N/A
K&L Gates $165,000 N/A N/A
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP N/A N/A N/A
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP $280,000 N/A N/A
Kaye Scholer LLP $250,000 N/A $60,000
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP N/A N/A N/A
King & Spalding LLP N/A N/A N/A
Kirkland & Ellis LLP N/A N/A $60,000
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP N/A N/A N/A
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP N/A New York, NY: $280,000 N/A
Latham & Watkins LLP $280,000 N/A $60,000-$77,000
Linklaters LLP N/A New York, NY: $280,000 N/A
Manatt Phelps & Phillips N/A N/A N/A
Mayer Brown LLP $215,000-$280,000 N/A N/A
McDermott, Will & Emery $280,000 N/A N/A
McGuireWoods LLP N/A N/A N/A
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP $280,000 New York: $280,000 $60,000
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP $240,000 N/A N/A
Morrison & Foerster LLP N/A All U.S. offices and U.S. practice attorneys in international offices (class of 2005): $280,000 $60,000
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP N/A N/A N/A
Nixon Peabody LLP N/A N/A N/A
O'Melveny & Myers LLP $280,000 All Offices: $280,000 N/A
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP $210,000-$280,000 Los Angeles; New York; Orange County; San Francisco; Silicon Valley; Washington, DC Associate: $265,000
Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, CA; Seattle, Washington: $240,000
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP N/A N/A N/A
Patton Boggs LLP $195,000-$280,000 N/A N/A
Paul Hastings LLP $230,000-$280,000 All domestic offices except Atlanta: $280,000 N/A
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison $280,000 New York, NY; Washington, DC: $280,000 $60,000
Perkins Coie LLP N/A N/A N/A
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP $195,000-$200,000 Firmwide: $280,000 N/A
Proskauer Rose LLP $280,000 N/A N/A
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP $280,000 N/A $45,000-$70,000
Ropes & Gray LLP $280,000 N/A N/A
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP N/A N/A N/A
Shearman & Sterling LLP $280,000 New York, NY: $280,000 $60,000
Sidley Austin LLP $280,000 All Offices: $280,000 N/A
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP $280,000 All U.S. Offices: $280,000 $60,000
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP N/A N/A $60,000
SNR Denton (Now Dentons) N/A N/A N/A
Squire Sanders N/A N/A N/A
Steptoe & Johnson LLP $235,000 Washington, DC: $255,000 N/A
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP N/A New York, NY: $280,000 N/A
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP $290,000 All US Offices: $290,000 $60,000
Venable LLP N/A N/A N/A
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. $280,000 All US. Offices:$280,000 $60,000
Wachtell N/A N/A N/A
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP N/A N/A $60,000
White & Case LLP $210,000-$230,000 New York, NY: $280,000 $60,000
Williams & Connolly LLP $220,000 N/A N/A
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP $280,000 New York, NY: $280,000 N/A
WilmerHale N/A N/A N/A
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati $240,000 N/A N/A
Winston & Strawn LLP $280,000 N/A N/A
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