Despite a major market move to higher associate salaries in California this month, Texas-based associates with large Texas-based firms are out of the big money, at least for a while.

In Texas, the seismic shift in California had just a small impact on the associate salary market. Los Angeles firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which has an office in Dallas, raised its first-year starting base to $160,000 in the wake of the raises instituted by other major California firms — including for its Dallas associates. Houston-based Susman Godfrey upped starting salaries to $160,000 for associates in offices in New York and Los Angeles in response to the increases at the California firms.

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