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Weil, Gotshal & Manges said Thursday that it will match the salary scale set by Cravath, Swaine & Moore earlier this week for its associates, according to an internal firm memo.

The announcement, along with news that Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Kirkland & Ellis; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Willkie Farr & Gallagher are also raising salaries, means at least half-a-dozen law firms have succumbed to the pressure to raise associate compensation to new heights in just 24 hours.

On Wednesday, as Above the Law first reported, Davis Polk & Wardwell; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Sullivan & Cromwell each matched the pay scale and bonuses set by Cravath earlier this week. Cravath, in turn, had adopted the initial salary increases set by Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy this month for its junior associates, but sweetened pay for its midlevel and senior associates.


RELATED: This Big Law Leader Decided to Match Milbank. Why?


At Weil and the other firms adopting the new-and-improved pay scale, associate base salaries, effective July 1, are as follows:

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Meghan Tribe

Meghan Tribe is a reporter covering the changing face of Big Law, from lateral moves and work-from-home programs to diversity initiatives. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @TribeMeghan

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