Over the weekend, Houston-based Susman Godfrey joined the growing list of Texas-based firms opting to compensate Texas associates at rates comparable to their New York counterparts.

According to Shawn Raymond, partner and chairman of the employment committee, the partners at Susman decided on Saturday to raise associate salaries effective Aug. 1 to $160,000 for first-years, $170,000 for second-years, $175,000 for third-years, $180,000 for fourth-years and $190,000 for fifth years — after which lawyers at the firm are considered candidates for partnership.