New Associate Statistics 2009

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Firm No. of First-Year Associates in Texas 2009 Starting Salary* 2008 Starting Salary*

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

26 $160,000 $160,000

Andrews Kurth

20 $160,000 $160,000

Baker Botts

69 $160,000 $160,000

Bracewell & Giuliani

23 $160,000 $160,000

Clark, Thomas & Winters

3 $110,000 $110,000

Cox Smith Matthews

8 $120,000 $120,000

Gardere Wynne Sewell

15 $145,000** $160,000

Haynes and Boone

38 TBD $160,000

Hunton & Williams

5 TBD $160,000

Jackson Walker

10 $160,000 $160,000

Jones Day

24 $160,000 $160,000

K&L Gates

5 TBD $160,000

Kelly Hart & Hallman

4 $140,000 $140,000

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell

23 $160,000 $160,000

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr

3 $135,000 $135,000

Patton Boggs

4 $160,000 $160,000

Strasburger & Price

5 $120,000 $120,000

Thompson & Knight

16 $160,000 $160,000

Vinson & Elkins

41 $160,000 $160,000

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

6 $160,000 $160,000

Winstead

10 $135,000 $135,000

Note: The firms above were among the 26 largest firms in Texas as reported on Texas Lawyer's "The Texas 100" poster, published April 27, 2009. Five firms decline to provide information: Baker & McKenzie, Brown McCarroll, Fulbright & Jaworski, Greenberg Traurig, and King & Spalding. 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.
** Current compensation temporary; final decision will be made in January.
TBD: to be determined.
Source: the firms.

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