New Associate Statistics 2008

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Firm 2008 No. of First-Year Associates in Texas 2008 Starting Salary* 2007 Starting Salary*
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 29 $160,000 $160,000
Andrews Kurth 17 $160,000 $160,000
Baker Botts 70 $160,000 $140,000
Bracewell & Giuliani 31 $160,000 $160,000
Clark, Thomas & Winters 6 $110,000 $110,000
Cox Smith Matthews 7 $120,000 $120,000
Fulbright & Jaworski 41 $160,000 $160,000
Gardere Wynne Sewell 14 $160,000 $147,500
Haynes and Boone 33 $160,000 $160,000
Hunton & Williams 4 $160,000 $145,000
Jackson Walker 17 $160,000 $160,000
Jones Day 21 $160,000 $160,000
K&L Gates 4 $160,000 $135,000
Kelly Hart & Hallman 9 $125,000 $125,000
King & Spalding 8 $160,000 $160,000
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell 27 $160,000 $160,000
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr 4 $135,000 $135,000
Patton Boggs 9 $160,000 $145,000
Strasburger & Price 3 $120,000 $120,000
Thompson & Knight 21 $160,000 $160,000
Vinson & Elkins 45 $160,000 $160,000
Weil, Gotshal & Manges 13 $160,000 $160,000
Winstead 13 $135,000 $135,000
Note: The firms above are among the 25 largest in Texas as reported on Texas Lawyer's The Texas 100 poster, published April 28, 2008. Two firms decline to provide information: Brown McCarroll and Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons. Only associates in firms' Texas offices are included.
* Starting salaries are for Texas offices. In cases where starting salaries differ in various offices across the state, the salaries are averaged.
Source: the firms.
Texas Lawyer, November 2008

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