Since the salary hike announcements have been flooding in from Big and MidTex fairly quickly over the last few weeks, I thought we’d take a quick step back and review where we’re at.

TEXA$ HALL OF FAME

Akin Gump
Baker Botts
Baker McKenzie
V&E
Fulbright & Jaworski
Haynes & Boone
Hughes & Luce (if merged with K&L Gates)
Andrews Kurth
Locke Liddell
Thompson Knight
Susman
Bracewell
McKool Smith
Jones Day
(Dewey Ballantine- Austin)
(Fish & Richardson- Austin and Dallas)
(Gibson Dunn- Dallas)
(Jenner & Block- Dallas)
(Skadden- Houston)
(Sidley Austin- Dallas)
(Weil Gotshal- Dallas and Houston)
(Wilson Sonsini- Austin)

TEXAS LIST OF ¢HAME

Carrington Coleman
Gardere
Hunton & Williams
Jackson Walker
King & Spalding (just raised to $145k)
Munsch Hardt
Porter & Hedges
Seyfarth Shaw ($135k)
Strasburger (never went to $135K)
Winstead (proudly sticking to $135k)

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So, of the major Texas firms, only Gardere, Jackson Walker, Winstead, and Jenkens/Hunton have refused to raise.

Little wonder that no firm on the List of ¢hame was voted into Vault‘s recent rankings of the most prestigious firms in Texas.

Which firms would you rather work for and/or hire?

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