A growing number of managing partners and management consultants say recent cuts to associate compensation aren't a temporary phenomenon. And some predict an even more significant correction to entry-level lawyer salaries coming in the year ahead. Since February 2009, at least 19 Am Law 200 firms have rolled back entry-level pay. And the pace of change appears to have picked up in recent months, with some global firms announcing far-reaching changes. Even at Wall Street firms, change is in the air.
Associate Pay Cuts Here to Stay, Say Firms, Analysts
The American Lawyer
December 11, 2009