Spring is here, and so is the cash compensation of this top 50 major law firms

Spring has officially arrived and Biglaw’s pay raises keep mounting at companies across the country. There are only a few firms in Am Law’s top 50 that have yet to fit the new market salary scale (more to come), but one by one, slowly but surely, they are making salary changes to remain viable as a competition to attract and retain associates in this popular side market. Which company is next in this financial beauty contest?

It’s Perkins Coie, a firm that generated $1,001,498,000 in gross revenue in 2020, helping it rank No. 42 in the latest Am Law 100 rankings. The Seattle-based firm told associates and attorneys on Friday that pay raises would be coming soon. Here’s what the new pay scale looks like in offices in the company’s major markets:

Balance Perkins Coie Raise 2022

Perkins Coie associates will see their raises reflected in their March paychecks, retroactive to January 1. Congratulations to everyone at the office!

(Skip to the next page to see the full memo from Perkins Coie.)

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Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is an editor at Above the Law, where she has worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so feel free to email her with tips, questions, comments or criticism. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.


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