While I have been forced to do some real work these past few days, both Fulbright and Baker Botts finally joined in on the new salarypalooza. Kind of.

Fulbright has curiously raised starting salaries of BOTH first and second years to the now-magical $160k. F&J is reviewing compensation for the other associate classes, expecting to announce the full salary structure by mid-fall.


Baker Botts has taken the more traditional route of actually paying associates more in their second year of practice; $160k for first years and $170k for second years. The full–and quite compacted–range of associate raises is reproduced below:

BB Memo

Thx to Baker Botts, Fulbright, and (as always) Above the Law