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The National Law Journal asked the respondents to its 2006 survey of the nation’s 250 largest law firms to provide a range of hourly billing rates for partners and associates. The firms that supplied this information-including some firms that are not in the NLJ 250-are listed below in alphabetical order. We also asked firms to provide average and median billing rates; several firms provided this information as well. The number after a firm’s name indicates the total number of attorneys at the firm. The city listed below the name of a firm is the location of its principal or largest office. ABC DEF GHI JKL MNO PQR STU VW ABC Adams and Reese (301) (New Orleans) Partners $215-$470 (average $287) (median $270) Associates $165-$250 (average $191) (median $190) Firmwide (average $267) (median $235) Andrews Kurth (404) (Houston) Partners $380-$745 Associates $180-$400 Arent Fox (288) (Washington) Partners $375-$610 Associates $215-$405 Armstrong Teasdale (266) (St. Louis) Partners $255-$425 (average $347) (median $342) Associates $135-$275 (average $227) (median $225) Firmwide (average $278) (median $270) Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz (454) (Memphis, Tenn.) Partners $220-$500 Associates $135-$310 Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll (486) (Philadelphia) Partners $320-$680 Associates $190-$390 Barnes & Thornburg (421) (Indianapolis) Partners $245-$455 (average $333) Associates $170-$285 (average $212) Firmwide (average $260)
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Bass, Berry & Sims (214) (Nashville, Tenn.) Partners $230-$495 Associates $150-$245 Bell, Boyd & Lloyd (256) (Chicago) Partners $310-$690 Associates $215-$300 Best Best & Krieger (196) (Riverside, Calif.) Partners $275-$450 (median $375) Associates $145-$335 (average $186) (median $225) Firmwide (average $211) (median $240) Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin (310) (Kansas City, Mo.) Partners $265-$395 (average $302) (median $320) Associates $155-$255 (average $200) (median $195) Firmwide (average $241) (median $270) Blank Rome (460) (Philadelphia) Partners $325-$735 Associates $220-$495 Bond, Schoeneck & King (160) (Syracuse, N.Y.) Partners $200-$425 (average $252)(median $285) Associates $140-$305 (average $177) (median $175) Firmwide (average $231) (median $275) Briggs and Morgan (165) (Minneapolis) Partners $250-475 (average $357) (median $360) Associates $185-$275 (average $214) (median $205) Firmwide (average $319) (median $325) Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (151) (Chicago) Partners $275-$625 (average $465)(median $460) Associates $200-$390 (average $280) (median$285 ) Firmwide (average $381) (median $390) Broad and Cassell (173) (Orlando, Fla.) Partners $235-$425 (average $339)(median $325) Associates $155-$295 (average $217) (median $210) Firmwide (average $272) (median $265) Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner (246) (New York) Partners $450-$740 (average $495) (median $550) Associates $250-$400 (average $325) (median $370) Firmwide (average $385) (median $465) Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels (208) (Boston) Partners $505-$870 Associates $275-$495 Bryan Cave (763) (St. Louis) Partners $315-$665 (average $476) Associates $150-$460 (average $289) Firmwide (average $331) Buchalter Nemer (139) (Los Angeles) Partners $325-$550 (average $432) (median $445) Associates $215-$450 (average $256) (median $275) Firmwide (average $344) (median $350) Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney (573) (Pittsburgh) Partners $210-$750 Associates $140-$375 Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs (171) (Akron, Ohio) Partners $230-$425 (average $296) (median $295) Associates $185-$290 (average $220) (median $215) Firmwide (average $240) (median $240) Bullivant Houser Bailey (191) (Portland, Ore.) Partners $225-$450 (average $288)(median $285) Associates $175-$300 (average $204) (median $195) Firmwide (average $254) (median $230) Burr & Forman (188) (Birmingham, Ala.) Partners $250-$400 (average $324) (median $325) Associates $160-$315 (average $218) (median $215) Firmwide (average $234) (median $245) Butzel Long (217) (Detroit) Partners $220-$490 (average $290) Associates $165-$270 (average $202) Firmwide (average $243) Carlton Fields (242) (Tampa, Fla.) Partners $285-$545 (average $383) (median $390) Associates $190-$375 (average $233) (median $233) Firmwide (average $293) (median $290) Cooley Godward Kronish (541) (Palo Alto, Calif.) Partners $425-$795 (average $539) Associates $240-$585 (average $371) Firmwide (average $431) Covington & Burling (645) (Washington) Partners $470-$760 Associates $210-$490 Cozen O’Connor (501) (Philadelphia) Partners $185-$750 (average $325) (median $310) Associates $130-$495 (average $218) (median $210) Firmwide (average $245) (median $235) Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle (196) (New York) Partners $570-$700 (average $625) (median $652) Associates $250-$510 (average $390) (median $380) Firmwide (average $508) (median $465) DEF Davis Wright Tremaine (405) (Seattle) Partners $285-$655 (average $399.34) (median $395) Associates $140-$370 (average $251.72) (median $250) Firmwide (average $350.51) (median $350) Day, Berry & Howard (251) (Hartford, Conn.) Partners $335-$620 Associates $200-$440 Dickinson Wright (226) (Detroit) Partners $250-$520 Associates $155-$260 Dickstein Shapiro (360) (Washington) Partners $400-$700 (average $530) (median $535) Associates $210-$415 (average $315) (median $340) Firmwide (average $300) (median $300) Dinsmore & Shohl (306) (Cincinnati) Partners $220-$440 (average $323) (median $320) Associates $145-$240 (average $185) (median $180) Firmwide (average $252) (median $233) Dorsey & Whitney (600) (Minneapolis) Partners $300-$650 (average $431) Associates $180-$430 (average $273) Firmwide (average $360) Duane Morris (581) (Philadelphia) Partners $300-$705 (average $436) (median $435) Associates $200-$425 (average $283) (median $279) Firmwide (average $379) (median $374) Dykema Gossett (341) (Detroit) Partners $235-$580 Associates $170-$330 Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott (227) (Pittsburgh) Partners $195-$525 (average $343) (median $340) Associates $145-$250 (average $190) (median $190) Firmwide (average $287) Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge (516) (Boston) Partners $300-$675 Associates $150-$440 Firmwide (average $466) Epstein Becker & Green (378) (New York) Partners $300-$650 (average $468.29) Associates $160-$395 (average $270.32) (median $260) Firmwide (average $346.34) Fenwick & West (234) (Mountain View, Calif.) Partners $465-$750 (average $570) (median $575) Associates $245-$475 (average $355) (median $395) Firmwide (average $430) (median $450) Fisher & Phillips (187) (Atlanta) Partners $300-$440 Associates $175-$320 Foley & Lardner (981) (Milwaukee) Partners (average $517) (median $513) Associates (average $356) (median $360) Firmwide $240-$810 (average $446) (median $440) Ford & Harrison (171) (Atlanta) Partners $290-$445 Associates $210-$370 Fowler White Boggs Banker (227) (Tampa, Fla.) Partners $280-$500 (average $350) (median $335) Associates $190-$275 (average $225) (median $220) Firmwide (average $315) (median $315) Fox Rothschild (381) (Philadelphia) Partners $265-$525 Associates $195-$335 Fredrikson & Byron (209) (Minneapolis) Partners $250-$525 Associates $175-$275 Frost Brown Todd (376) (Cincinnati) Partners $205-$435 (average $287) (median $280) Associates $140-$280 (average $181) (median $180) Firmwide (average $220) (median $240) GHI Gardere Wynne Sewell (282) (Dallas) Partners $345-$665 (average $446) (median $450) Associates $205-$400 (average $273) (median $270) Firmwide (average $381) (median $345) Gardner Carton & Douglas (195) (Chicago) Partners $275-$650 (average $433) (median $425) Associates $200-$350 (average $278) (median $250) Firmwide (average $376) (median $395) Gordon & Rees (309) (San Francisco) Partners $325-$450 Associates $200-$325 GrayRobinson (190) (Orlando, Fla.) Partners $200-$500 Associates $140-$200 Greenberg Traurig (1,667) (Miami) Partners $270-$850 (average $460) (median $475) Associates $160-$450 (average $289) (median $290) Firmwide (average $381) (median $395) Harris Beach (182) (Rochester, N.Y.) Partners $250-$425 Associates $140-$275 Hiscock & Barclay (160) (Syracuse, N.Y.) Partners $220-$375 (average $269) (median $250) Associates $160-$250 (average $183) (median $180) Firmwide (average $243) (median $250) Hodgson Russ (229) (Buffalo, N.Y.) Partners $220-$625 (average $310) (median $315) Associates $150-$300 (average $201) (median $195) Firmwide (average $272) (median $275) Hogan & Hartson (1,043) (Washington) Partners $300-$775 (average $550) (median $550) Associates $150-$485 (average $350) (median $350) Firmwide (average $450) (median $475) Holland & Knight (1,102) (New York) Partners $250-$710 (average $396) (median $390) Associates $165-$400 (average $232) (median $225) Firmwide (average $344) (median $350) Holme Roberts & Owen (206) (Denver) Partners $260-$575 Associates $185-$390 Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady, Falk & Rabkin (102) (San Francisco) Partners $440-$750 Associates $250-$420 Husch & Eppenberger (331) (St. Louis) Partners $200-$410 (average $285.35) (median $275) Associates $130-$250 (average $170.27) (median $165) Firmwide (average $235.18) (median $230) Ice Miller (249) (Indianapolis) Partners $275-$425 (average $352) (median $345) Associates $185-$310 (average $218) (median $220) Firmwide (average $293) (median $220) JKL Jackson Lewis (375) (White Plains, N.Y.) Partners $290-$525 Associates $190-$395 Jenkens & Gilchrist (268) (Dallas) Partners $340-$610 (average $420) Associates $220-$390 (average $270) Jenner & Block (467) (Chicago) Partners $410-$800 (average $513) (median $495) Associates $230-$395 (average $292) (median $285) Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carr�re & Den�gre (208) (New Orleans) Partners $200-$425 Associates $135-$210 Kelley Drye & Warren (375) (New York) Partners $375-$750 Associates $230-$475 Knobbe Martens, Olson & Bear (193) (Irvine, Calif.) Partners $335-$625 Associates $205-$340 Lane Powell (167) (Seattle) Partners $275-$490 (average $328) (median $330) Associates $205-$295 (average $236) (median $237) Firmwide (average $273) (median $270) Lathrop & Gage (264) (Kansas City, Mo.) Partners $220-$375 Associates $140-$220 Lewis, Rice & Fingersh (165) (St. Louis) Partners $225-$410 Associates $135-$290 Littler Mendelson (527) (San Francisco) Partners $205-$605 Associates $160-$400 Locke Liddell & Sapp (370) (Houston) Partners $360-$850 (average $471) (median $460) Associates $190-$390 (average $244) (median $260) Firmwide (average $373) (median $410) Loeb & Loeb (240) (Los Angeles) Partners $425-$825 Associates $215-$475 Lord, Bissell & Brook (328) (Chicago) Partners $305-$665 (average $448) (median $450) Associates $200-$375 (average $272) (median $260) Firmwide (average $368) (median $355) Lowenstein Sandler (250) (Roseland, N.J.) Partners $335-$645 Associates $185-$375 Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps (178) (San Diego) Partners $320-$725 (average $440) Associates $205-$425 (average $265) MNO Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (299) (Los Angeles) Partners $460-$750 (average $574) (median $560) Associates $250-$460 (average $359) (median $360) Firmwide (average $490) (median $520) Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin (368) (Philadelphia) Partners $145-$350 Associates $130-$275 McAndrews, Held & Malloy (89) (Chicago) Partners $260-$600 Associates $195-$240 McCarter & English (407) (Newark, N.J.) Partners $310-$625 Associates $190-$330 McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter (230) (Morristown, N.J.) Partners $225-$450 (average $250) (median $235) Associates $135-$295 (average $180) (median $165) Firmwide (average $195) (median $200) McKee Nelson (172) (Washington) Partners $595-$875 (average $725) (median $720) Associates $355-$575 (average $436) (median $430) McKenna Long & Aldridge (400) (Atlanta) Partners $330-$700 Associates $175-$410 Michael Best & Friedrich (255) (Milwaukee) Partners $245-$530 (average $341) (median $335) Associates $175-$325 (average $225) (median $225) Firmwide (average $305) (median $300) Miles & Stockbridge (210) (Baltimore) Partners $300-$475 Associates $200-$375 Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone (355) (Detroit) Partners $245-$540 (average $398) (median $405) Associates $150-$300 (average $215) (median $210) Firmwide (average $305) (median $310) Miller & Martin (175) (Chattanooga, Tenn.) Partners $210-$430 (average $313) (median $320) Associates $140-$280 (average $185) (median $180) Firmwide (average $281) (median $300) Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads (133) (Philadelphia) Partners $300-$550 (average $402) Associates $195-$315 (average $248) Firmwide (average $338) Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (1,315) (Philadelphia) Partners $375-$800 Associates $200-$550 Morris, Manning & Martin (174) (Atlanta) Partners $320-$530 (average $412) (median $403) Associates $170-$390 (average $246) (median $290) Firmwide (average $322) (median $350) Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg (170) (Chicago) Partners $350-$695 (average $463) (median $450) Associates $230-$400 (average $300) (median $300) Firmwide (average $413) (median $400) Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough (379) (Columbia, S.C.) Partners $215-$600 Associates $175-$300 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart (331) (Greenville, S.C.) Partners $250-$550 (average $328) Associates $165-$330 (average $234) Firmwide (average $289) PQR Patton Boggs (431) (Washington) Partners $295-$850 (average $480) (median $570) Associates $170-$405 (average $305) (median $325) Firmwide (average $403) (median $510) Pepper Hamilton (445) (Philadelphia) Partners $305-$695 Associates $190-$385 Perkins Coie (576) (Seattle) Partners $175-$650 Associates $130-$480 Phelps Dunbar (260) (New Orleans) Partners $175-$400 (average $224) (median $323) Associates $125-$190 (average $165) (median $158) Firmwide (average $191) (median $263) Phillips Lytle (173) (Buffalo, N.Y.) Partners $225-$410 (average $298) (median $290) Associates $130-$285 (average $197) (median $185) Firmwide (average $251) (median $260) Pitney Hardin (170) (Florham Park, N.J.) Partners $365-$625 (average $447) (median $445) Associates $210-$360 (average $269) (median $270) Firmwide (average $353) (median $355) Polsinelli Shalton Welte Suelthaus (276) (Kansas City, Mo.) Partners $225-$575 Associates $160-$225 Powell Goldstein (282) (Atlanta) Partners $300-$575 (average $435.10) (median $435) Associates $150-$360 (average $254.44) (median $245) Firmwide (average $357.88) (median $360) Preston Gates & Ellis (419) (Seattle) Partners $190-$635 (average $399.41) (median $395) Associates $100-$385 (average $236.39) (median $230) Firmwide (average $329) (median $325) Quarles & Brady (442) (Milwaukee) Partners $240-$550 (average $360) (median $310) Associates $185-$310 (average $228) (median $225) Firmwide (average $306) (median $285) Reed Smith (1,038) (Pittsburgh) Partners $305-$725 (average $492) (median $480) Associates $170-$630 (average $309) (median $295) Firmwide (average $322) (median $310) Robinson & Cole (217) (Hartford, Conn.) Partners $270-$550 (average $400) (median $400) Associates $175-$400 (average $235) (median $240) Firmwide (average $316) (median $320) Roetzel & Andress (208) (Akron, Ohio) Partners $200-$425 (average $255) (median $275) Associates $150-$275 (average $180) (median $190) Firmwide (average $225) (median $235) Rutan & Tucker (140) (Costa Mesa, Calif.) Partners $310-$515 Associates $200-$335 STU Saul Ewing (238) (Philadelphia) Partners $290-$700 (average $402) (median $395) Associates $185-$440 (average $258) (median $235) Firmwide (average $336) (median $345) Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis (174) (Philadelphia) Partners $305-$650 Associates $155-$295 Schulte Roth & Zabel (449) (New York) Partners $580-$800 (average $672) (median $675) Associates $225-$550 (average $410) (median $393) Seward & Kissell (142) (New York) Partners $460-$695 (average $589) (median $590) Associates $190-$460 (average $300) (median $290) Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (424) (Los Angeles) Partners $415-$650 (average $504)(median $495) Associates 250-410 (average $342) (median $330) Firmwide (average $419) (median $420) Shook, Hardy & Bacon (476) (Kansas City, Mo.) Partners $240-$720 (average $374) (median $358) Associates $190-$405 (average $238) (median $225) Firmwide (average $291) (median $250) Shughart Thomson & Kilroy (170) (Kansas City, Mo.) Partners $210-$410 Associates $165-$225 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick (162) (Toledo, Ohio) Partners $185-$450 (average $290) (median $290) Associates $165-$345 (average $205) (median $200) Firmwide (average $270) Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross (180) (Newark, N.J.) Partners $300-$595 Associates $185-$360 Smith, Gambrell & Russell (191) (Atlanta) Partners $275-$550 Associates $150-$330 Snell & Wilmer (448) (Phoenix) Partners $265-$625 (average $356) Associates $160-$360 (average $205) Firmwide (average $277) Steptoe & Johnson PLLC (168) (Clarksburg, W.Va.) Partners $220-$300 Associates $165-220 Stinson Morrison Hecker (313) (Kansas City, Mo.) Partners $230-$495 (average $310) (median $310) Associates $155-$230 (average $185) (median $180) Firmwide (average $274) (median $280) Stoel Rives (345) (Portland, Ore.) Partners $270-$475 (average $361) (median $360) Associates $160-$400 (average $242) (median $230) Firmwide (average $309) (median $320) Strasburger & Price (182) (Dallas) Partners $295-$525 Associates $195-$310 Sullivan & Worcester (192) (Boston) Partners $400-$650 Associates $220-$450 Sutherland Asbill & Brennan (477) (Atlanta) Partners $350-$845 (average $477) (median $475) Associates $200-$530 (average $270) (median $265) Firmwide (average $373) (median $375) Thacher Proffitt & Wood (313) (New York) Partners $525-$775 (average $603) (median $575) Associates $265-$485 (average $372) (median $355) Firmwide (average $430) (median $420) Thompson Coburn (279) (St. Louis) Partners $255-$525 (average $346) (median $345) Associates $150-$345 (average $208) (median $215) Firmwide (average $252) (median $255) Thompson & Knight (388) (Dallas) Partners $330-$695 (average $428) (median $450) Associates $190-$330 (average $265) (median $260) Firmwide (average $360) (median $380) Ulmer & Berne (179) (Cleveland) Partners $230-$430 (average $303) Associates $150-$280 (average $202) Firmwide (average $250) VW Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz (233) (Chicago) Partners $315-$560 (average $406) (median $400) Associates $190-$410 (average $258) (median $255) Firmwide (average $339) (median $340) Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (155) (Baltimore) Partners $330-$480 (average $401) (median $400) Associates $295-$345 (average $278) (median $295) Firmwide (average $364) (median $370) Wiggin & Dana (144) (New Haven, Conn.) Partners $276-$510 Associates $185-$355 Wiley Rein & Fielding (268) (Washington) Partners $375-$700 (average $475) (median $465) Associates $225-$395 (average $300) (median $300) Firmwide (average $395) (median $395) Williams Mullen (244) (Richmond, Va.) Partners $225-$550 Associates $160-$290 Winstead Sechrest & Minick (286) (Dallas) Partners $325-$595 Associates $195-$370 Winston & Strawn (879) (Chicago) Partners $365-$800 (average $513.17) (median $510) Associates $190-$605 (average $328.57) (median $325) Firmwide (average $357.65) (median $360) Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (520) (Winston-Salem, N.C.) Partners $250-$550 (average $370) (median $400) Associates $180-$340 (average $254) (median $250) Firmwide (average $350) (median $350) Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs (224) (Louisville, Ky.) Partners $225-$400 (average $322) (median $320) Associates $170-$275 (average $207) (median $190) Firmwide (average $285) (median $290)

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