Akin Gump has just announced that it has matched 1st and 2d year salaries to $160k and $170k, respectively.
Baker & McKenzie has just announced that it has met the $160k scale, at least in its D.C. office, but perhaps throughout the rest of the nation as well.
And, in the most surprising news today, venerable Hughes & Luce is apparently in merger talks with K&L Gates. Probably one of the last firms I would have expected to go to the highest bidder, but we’ll see. If they do indeed merge with KLG, they will be at the $160k scale as well.
Thx to Above the Law and the Texas Lawyer