California associates still dreaming of New York-sized salaries are in for a rude awakening. West Coast standard bearers Latham & Watkins and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher announced that they're increasing first-year associate pay to $160,000 in New York, but only to $145,000 in California and elsewhere. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Heller Ehrman and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker also announced the same increase -- except that Orrick will also raise Washington, D.C., first-years to the $160,000 scale.
Latham and Gibson Dunn Raise N.Y. Salaries to $160,000
February 5, 2007