When calculating the latest round of associate salary increases, DLA Piper singled out one group of associates for a higher scale: patent litigators. In a move away from lock-step compensation, those first-years -- no matter what office they're in -- will be placed on the higher $160,000 scale, while other California associates start at $145,000. "I am a believer in listening to the marketplace and making sure you're in line with the market," said DLA's J. Terence O'Malley.
DLA Piper Singles Out Patent Litigators for Higher Pay
March 2, 2007