Associates at Biglaw firms that weren’t among the first to match Milbank’s new salary scale certainly had a long weekend — even associates at some of the wealthiest law firms in the country. Luckily, one of our nation’s Biglaw behemoths just came through for its U.S. associates.
Baker McKenzie, a firm that brought in $2,899,834,000 gross revenue in 2020, making it the No. 4 firm in the latest Am Law 100 ranking, announced today that it would be matching the new prevailing salary scale. The firm matched the moment Davis Polk one-upped Milbank during the last round of raises, and this time, took the weekend to let the dust to settle before matching.
Here’s Baker McKenzie’s new salary scale:
The firm’s salary increases are retroactive to January 1, and associates will see more money in their February 11 paychecks. Congratulations to everyone!
(Flip to the next page to see the full memo from Baker McKenzie.)
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