DLA Piper raises pay to pre-recession levels
DLA Piper has announced that it will give US associates a pay rise of 10%. In January the firm increased salaries in New York to pre-recession levels for first year associates, and now they are set to generalise the pay increase across all US offices.
DLA's US managing partner Terry O'Malley said that the increase was primarily intended to help retain mid-level associates, adding that the job market did not demand that the firm raise starting pay, but that it had decided to implement raises for all associates.
Following the change, starting salaries for first-year associates will be set at $160,000 in the major US markets and at $145,000 in secondary markets such as Phoenix, Tampa and Sacramento.
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