Irell & Manella will raise first-year associates' base salary to $135,000 next year, a $5,000 increase that is already sending ripples through the Southern California legal industry. Upon hearing news of the hike, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges quickly followed suit, lifting their first-year base by $5,000 to match Irell. Irell's decision will likely make waves in an area that's remained relatively static since the dot-com crash.
Irell, Quinn to Hike First-Year Salaries
September 22, 2005