2016 Law Firm Salary Chart – What Firms Are Giving Raises?

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Summary: Cravath recently gave raises to its attorneys, and it didn’t take long for dozens of other law firms to follow suit.
 
2016 Law Firm Salary Chart – What Firms Are Giving Raises?

First year associates at Cravath will be making $180K as of July 1st, which has caused many firms to announce similar raises for their attorneys. Find out which firms have announced raises and which offices will be affected in the chart below. If you have any tips about law firm salaries or bonuses please contact us here.
 
Firm Salary Date Matched Offices Matched Summers Matched Am Law 200 PPP Rank 2015 PPP
Cravath

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K FIRST MOVER 6-Jun-16 New York, NY TBD 6 $3.56M
Hueston Hennigan 1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 6-Jun-16 Los Angeles, CA,Newport Beach, CA TBD N/A N/A
Milbank Tweed

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 7-Jun-16 New York, NY,Washington, D.C.,Los Angeles, CA Yes 16 $2.77M
Paul Weiss

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year+: $325K 7-Jun-16 New York, NY,Washington, D.C.,Wilmington, DE Yes 3 $4.09M
Cahill Gordon

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 7-Jun-16 New York, NY,Washington, D.C. Yes 8 $3.36M
Irell & Manella

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 7-Jun-16 Los Angeles, CA,Newport Beach, CA TBD 10 $3.21M
Weil Gotshal

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year: $325K 7-Jun-16 Boston, MA,Dallas, TX,Houston, TX,Miami, FL,New York, NY,Princeton, NJ,Providence, RI,Redwood Shores, CA Washington, D.C. Yes 20 $2.52M
Cleary Gottlieb

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year+: $325K 8-Jun-16 New York, NY,Washington, D.C.,Hong Kong, China Yes 14 $3.08M
Simpson Thacher

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 8-Jun-16 New York, NY,Houston, TX,Los Angeles, CA,Palo Alto, CA,Washington, D.C.,London, UK Yes 7 $3.47M
Holwell Shuster 1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 8-Jun-16 New York, NY TBD N/A N/A
Debevoise & Plimpton

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year+: $325K 8-Jun-16 New York, NY,Washington, D.C. Yes 17 $2.63M
Quinn Emanuel

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1st Year: $180K 7th Year: $300K 8-Jun-16 Chicago, IL,Houston, TX,Los Angeles, CA,San Francisco, CA Redwood Shores, CA,New York, NY,Seattle, WA,Washington, D.C. TBD 2 $4.42M
Winston & Strawn

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 8-Jun-16 Charlotte, NC,Chicago, IL,Houston, TX,Los Angeles, CA,San Francisco, CA,Menlo Park, CA,New York, NY,Newark, NJ,Washington, D.C. Yes 44 $1.81M
Skadden Arps

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 8-Jun-16 Boston, MA,Chicago, IL,Houston, TX,Los Angeles, CA,Palo Alto, CA,New York, NY,Washington, D.C.,Wilmington, DE Yes 12 $3.13M
Sullivan & Cromwell

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year: $345K 8-Jun-16 Los Angeles, CA,Palo Alto; CA,New York, NY,Washington, D.C. Yes 4 $3.87M
Kirkland & Ellis

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1st Year: $180K 6th Year: $280K 8-Jun-16 Chicago, IL,Houston, TX,Los Angeles, CA,San Francisco, CA,Palo Alto, CA,New York, NY,Washington, D.C. Yes 5 $3.61M
Freshfields

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year+: $325K 8-Jun-16 New York, NY,Washington, D.C. Yes N/A N/A
Cooley

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year: $325K 8-Jun-16 Boston, MA,Broomfield, CO,Los Angeles, CA,Palo Alto, CA,San Francisco, CA,San Diego, CA,New York, NY,Reston, VA,Seattle, WA,Washington, D.C. Yes 36 $1.89M
Davis Polk

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year+: $325K 8-Jun-16 New York, NY,Menlo Park, CA Washington, D.C.,Sao Paulo, Brazil,London, UK,Paris, France,Madrid, Spain,Hong Kong, China,Beijing, China,Tokyo, Japan Yes 9 $3.31M
Keker & Van Nest

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 8-Jun-16 San Francisco, CA TBD N/A N/A
Greenberg Gross 1st Year: $180K 6th Year: $280K 8-Jun-16 Costa Mesa, CA TBD N/A N/A
Willkie Farr

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year+: $325K 9-Jun-16 New York, NY,Houston, TX,Washington, D.C. Yes 19 $2.61M
Gunderson Dettmer

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 9-Jun-16 Redwood City, CA,Los Angeles, CA,San Diego, CA,San Francisco, CA,Boston, MA,New York, NY Yes N/A N/A
Vinson & Elkins

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 9-Jun-16 Austin, TX,Dallas, TX,Houston, TX,New York, NY,Palo Alto, CA,San Francisco, CA,Richmond, VA,Washington, D.C. Yes 36 $1.89M
Latham & Watkins

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 9-Jun-16 Boston, MA,Century City, CA,Los Angeles, CA,Orange County, CA,San Diego, CA,San Francisco, CA,Menlo Park, CA,Chicago, IL,Houston, TX,Newark, NJ,New York, NY,Washington, D.C.,London, UK,Riyadh, Dubai,Beijing, China,Shanghai, China,Hong Kong, China,Tokyo, Japan Yes 15 $2.91M
Clifford Chance

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year+: $325K 9-Jun-16 New York, NY,Washington, D.C. Yes N/A N/A
Sidley Austin

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 9-Jun-16 Boston, MA,Century City, CA,Los Angeles, CA,Palo Alto, CA,San Francisco, CA,Chicago, IL,Dallas, TX,Houston, TX,New York, NY,Washington, D.C. Yes 28 $2.07M
Munger Tolles

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 9-Jun-16 Los Angeles, CA,San Francisco, CA TBD 38 $1.91M
Proskauer Rose

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 9-Jun-16 Boston, MA,Chicago, IL,Los Angeles, CA,New York, NY,Washington, D.C. Yes 27 $2.15M
O'Melveny & Myers

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 9-Jun-16 Century City, CA,Los Angeles, CA,Newport Beach, CA,San Francisco, CA,Menlo Park, CA,New York, NY,Washington, D.C. TBD 47 $1.76M
McKool Smith

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 9-Jun-16 Austin, TX,Dallas, TX,Houston, TX,Marshall, TX,Los Angeles, CA,Redwood Shores, CA,New York, NY,Washington, D.C. TBD N/A N/A
Fenwick & West

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Tier 1, Lvl 1: $180K Tier 3: $300-325K 9-Jun-16 Mountain View, CA,San Francisco, CA,Seattle, WA,Shanghai, China TBD 51 $1.62M
Yetter Coleman 1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 9-Jun-16 Houston, TX TBD N/A N/A
Desmarais LLP 1st Year: $200K 8th Year: $335K 10-Jun-16 New York, NY Yes N/A N/A
Brown Rudnick

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1st Year: $180K 7th Year+: $300K 10-Jun-16 New York, NY TBD 67 $1.36M
Susman Godfrey 1st Year: $190K 6th Year: $300K 10-Jun-16 Houston, TX,New York, NY,Los Angeles, CA,Seattle, WA TBD N/A N/A
White & Case

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 10-Jun-16 Boston, MA,Los Angeles, CA,New York, NY,Palo Alto, CA,Washington, D.C. Yes 30 $2.02M
Shearman & Sterling

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year+: $325K 10-Jun-16 Menlo Park, CA,San Francisco, CA,New York, NY,Washington, D.C. Yes 41 $1.84M
Baker Botts

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Level 1: $180K Level 4: $305K 11-Jun-16 Austin, TX,Dallas, TX,Houston, TX,New York, NY,Palo Alto, CA,San Francisco, CA,Washington, D.C. Yes 44 $1.81M
Locke Lord

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Large Markets: 1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $310K Small Markets: 1st Year: $155K 8th Year: TBD 13-Jun-16 Large Markets,Austin, TX,Dallas, TX,Houston, TX,Boston, MA,Chicago, IL,Los Angeles, CA,San Francisco, CA,New York, NY,Stamford, CT,Washington, D.C.,Small Markets,Atlanta, GA,Cincinnati, OH,Hartford, CT,Miami, FL,West Palm Beach, FL,Morristown, NJ,New Orleans, LA,Providence, RI,Sacramento, CA TBD 115 $890K
Hogan Lovells

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year+: $315K 13-Jun-16 Baltimore, MD,Denver, CO,Houston, TX,Los Angeles, CA,New York, NY,Tysons Corner, VA,Philadelphia, PA,San Francisco, CA,Menlo Park, CA,Washington, D.C. Yes 70 $1.25M
Morrison & Foerster

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year+: $325K 13-Jun-16 Denver, CO,Los Angeles, CA,Palo Alto, CA,Sacramento, CA,San Diego, CA,San Francisco, CA,New York, NY,McLean, VA,Washington, D.C. Yes 58 $1.56M
Paul Hastings

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 13-Jun-16 Atlanta, GA,Chicago, IL,Houston, TX,New York, NY,Orange County, CA,Palo Alto, CA,San Diego, CA,Los Angeles, CA,San Francisco, CA,Washington, D.C. TBD 23 $2.51M
Wilson Sonsini

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1st Year: $180K 9th Year+: $325K 13-Jun-16 Austin, TX,Boston, MA,Los Angeles, CA,Palo Alto, CA,San Diego, CA,San Francisco, CA,San Francisco/SOMA, CA,Seattle, WA,New York, NY,Washington, D.C.,Wilmington, DE Yes 25 $2.22M
Gibson Dunn

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 13-Jun-16 Los Angeles, CA,Century City, CA,Orange County, CA,Palo Alto, CA,San Francisco, CA,New York, NY,Dallas, TX,Denver, CO,Washington, D.C. TBD 11 $3.19M
Akin Gump

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 13-Jun-16 Austin, TX,Dallas, TX,Fort Worth, TX,Houston, TX,Longview, TX,San Antonia, TX,Irvine, CA,Los Angeles, CA,San Francisco, CA,New York, NY,Philadelphia, PA,Washington, D.C.,London, UK,Hong Kong, China,Abu Dhabi, UAE,Dubai, UAE Yes 33 $1.92M
Baker & McKenzie

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1st Year: TBD 8th Year: TBD 13-Jun-16 Chicago, IL,Dallas, TX,Houston, TX,Miami, FL,New York, NY,Palo Alto, CA,San Francisco, CA,Washington, D.C. TBD 79 $1.14M
Ropes & Gray

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 13-Jun-16 Boston, MA,New York, NY,Washington, D.C.,Chicago, IL,San Francisco, CA,East Palo Alto, CA Yes 31 $2.02M
Bracewell

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 13-Jun-16 Austin, TX,Dallas, TX,Houston, TX,San Antonio, TX,Hartford, CT,New York, NY,Seattle, WA,Washington, D.C. Yes 75 $1.19M
Fried Frank

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 14-Jun-16 New York, NY,Washington, D.C. Yes 26 $2.21M
Jenner & Block

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1st Year: $180K 7th Year: $300K 14-Jun-16 Chicago, IL,TBD TBD 49 $1.72M
Covington & Burling

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 14-Jun-16 Los Angeles, CA,San Francisco, CA,Redwood Shores, CA,New York, NY,Wasington, D.C. Yes 69 $1.28M
Boies Schiller 1st Year: $180K 7th Year: $300K 14-Jun-16 New York, NY,Armonk, NY,Albany, NY,Las Vegas, NV,Hanover, NH,Fort Lauderdale, FL,Miami, FL,Orlando, FL,Hollywood, FL,Washington, D.C.,Palo Alto, CA,Los Angeles, CA,Oakland, CA Yes 13 $3.09M
Mayer Brown

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1st Year: $180K 8th Year: $315K 14-Jun-16 Chicago, IL,Charlotte, NC,Houston, TX,Los Angeles, CA,Palo Alto, CA,New York, NY,Washington, D.C. Yes 55 $1.56M
DLA Piper

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1st Year: $180K
9th Year: $325K
14-Jun-16 New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Reston, VA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
East Palo Alto, CA
Washington, D.C.
TBD
TBD 54 $1.57M
Goodwin Procter

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1st Year: $180K
7th Year: $300K
14-Jun-16 Boston, MA
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Menlo Park, CA
Washington, D.C.
Yes 32 $1.99M
Schulte Roth

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1st Year: $180K
9th Year: $325K
15-Jun-16 New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
Yes 24 $2.33M
Robbins Russell 1st Year: $180K
8th Year: $315K
15-Jun-16 Washington, D.C. TBD N/A N/A
Arnold & Porter

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1st Year: $180K
8th Year: $315K
15-Jun-16 Washington, D.C.
Denver, CO
New York, NY
Houston, TX
San Francisco, CA
Palo Alto, CA
Yes 74 $1.21M
Kramer Levin

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1st Year: $180K
12th+ Year: $340K
15-Jun-16 New York, NY
Menlo Park, CA
TBD 42 $1.83M
Hughes Hubbard

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1st Year: $180K
9th Year: $315K
15-Jun-16 Washington, D.C.
New York, NY
Jersey City, NJ
Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Yes 35 $1.91M
McDermott Will

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1st Year: $180K
7th Year: $300K
15-Jun-16 Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Irvine, CA
Menlo Park, CA
Miami, FL
New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
Yes 53 $1.58M
Cadwalader

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1st Year: $180K
9th Year: $325K
15-Jun-16 New York, NY
Houston, TX
Charlotte, NC
Washington, D.C.
London, UK
Yes 29 $2.06M
Dechert

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1st Year: $180K
8th Year+: $315K
16-Jun-16 Philadelphia, PA
Austin, TX
Boston, MA
New York, NY
Princeton, NJ
Chicago, IL
Hartford, CT
Los Angeles, CA
Irvine, CA
San Francisco, CA
Mountainview, CA
Charlotte, NC
Washington, D.C.
Yes 22 $2.51M
Orrick

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Major Markets
1st Year: $180K
8th Year: up to $315K
Small Markets
1st Year: $165K
8th Year: up to $285K
16-Jun-16 Major Markets
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Menlo Park, CA
Irvine, CA
Houston, TX
New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
Small Markets
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
Sacramento, CA
Yes 46 $1.79M
Crowell & Moring

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1st Year: $180K
5th Year: $260K
16-Jun-16 Washington, D.C.
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Irvine, CA
Anchorage, AK
Cheyenne, WY
TBD 90 $1.04M
Ashurst

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1st Year: $180K
8th Year: $315K
16-Jun-16 New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
TBD N/A N/A
Andrews Kurth

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1st Year: $180K
8th Year: $315K
16-Jun-16 Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
The Woodlands, TX
Durham, NC
New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
Yes 73 $1.24M
Morgan Lewis

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1st Year: $180K
7th Year: $300K
16-Jun-16 New York, NY
All U.S. offices on NY scale
Other offices to receive “commensurate” bumps
TBD 59 $1.53M
Katten Muchin

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1st Year: $180K
7th Year: $300K
17-Jun-16 Austin, TX
Houston, TX
Irving, TX
Chicago, IL
Los Angeles/Century City, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Irvine, CA
Oakland, CA
New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
Smaller raises in Charlotte, NC
Yes 60 $1.51M
Allen & Overy 1st Year: $180K
8th Year: $315K
17-Jun-16 New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
TBD N/A N/A
WilmerHale

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1st Year: $180K
2nd Year Counsel+: $315K
17-Jun-16 Boston, MA
New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles, CA
Palo Alto, CA
Denver, CO
Yes 43 $1.81M
King & Spalding

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1st Year: $180K
8th Year: $315K
17-Jun-16 New York, NY
Austin, TX
Houston, TX
Washington, D.C.
TBD
Smaller raises in Atlanta, GA
Yes 21 $2.52M
Fish & Richardson

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1st Year: $180K
7th Year: $300K
17-Jun-16 Boston, MA
Atlanta, GA
Dallas, TX
Austin, TX
Houston, TX
San Diego, CA
Redwood City, CA
Wilmington, DE
Minneapolis, MN
New York NY
Washington, D.C.
Yes 61 $1.49M
Choate Hall

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1st Year: $180K
Others: TBD
17-Jun-16 Boston, MA Yes 34 $1.91M
Olshan Frome

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1st Year: $170K
Others: TBD
18-Jun-16 New York, NY
Newark, NJ
Yes N/A N/A
Alston & Bird

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1st Year: $180K
Others: TBD
1st Year: $155K
Others: TBD
20-Jun-16 $180K Scale
New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles, CA
East Palo Alto, CA
Dallas, TX
$155K Scale
Atlanta, GA
Charlotte, NC
Durham, NC
Yes 48 $1.75M
K&L Gates

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1st Year: $180K
Others: TBD
20-Jun-16 Offices on $180K Scale
Boston, MA
New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
San Francisco, CA
Palo Alto, CA
Irvine, CA
TBD 118 $870K
Greenberg Traurig

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1st Year: $180K
Others: TBD Based on Performance
21-Jun-16 Offices on $180K Scale
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
TBD 62 $1.48M
Stroock

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1st Year: $180K
8th Year: $315K
21-Jun-16 Offices on $180K Scale
New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles, CA (up to 4th Year: $235K)
Miami, FL (case-by-case basis)
Yes 72 $1.25M
Haynes & Boone

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1st Year: $180K
9th Year: $325K
21-Jun-16 Offices on $180K Scale
New York, NY
Washington, D.C.
Offices on $180K Scale Based on Performance
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Houston, TX
Richardson, TX
San Antonio, TX
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Costa Mesa, CA
Palo Alto, CA
Yes 109 $910K
Sheppard Mullin

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1st Year: $180K
8th Year: $315K
22-Jun-16 Century City, CA
Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley, CA
Washington, D.C.
Yes 63 $1.45M




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