Page 1 of 1

Antitrust Lawyer Question

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:35 pm
by yellowblue
How well are antitrust lawyers paid? In the rank of highest paid specialties in law, how do they fair?

Re: Antitrust Lawyer Question

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:39 pm
by Onion
This is a tough question to answer because many "Antitrust Lawyers" are paid based on a contingency or at least the associates have their bonuses backed on such things. I have no idea as to how well they do compared to other "specialty" lawyers.

Re: Antitrust Lawyer Question

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:40 pm
by yellowblue
Contingency for what?

Re: Antitrust Lawyer Question

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:42 pm
by T14_Scholly
What does it say that I was able to predict that a thread on TLS titled "Antitrust Lawyer Question" would be about how much money they make?

Re: Antitrust Lawyer Question

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:44 pm
by yellowblue
T14_Scholly wrote:What does it say that I was able to predict that a thread on lishi titled "Antitrust Lawyer Question" would be about how much money they make?


What does it say that someone who would ask that question would have dollar signs in their picture?

Re: Antitrust Lawyer Question

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:45 pm
by Onion
winning/ settling cases, I don't know if this is for *all* Antitrust practice, but thats how our firm works...

See:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=105106

Re: Antitrust Lawyer Question

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:46 pm
by Dick Whitman
Big firms with antitrust departments pay their antitrust lawyers on the same scale as the other lawyers. Government antitrust lawyers (and there is a lot of antitrust work in government) get paid on the government scale for lawyers. I imagine plaintiff-side firms pay antitrust lawyers the same way as everyone else as well, but I don't know anything about plaintiff-side firms.

Re: Antitrust Lawyer Question

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:00 pm
by yellowblue
It just seems like a very interesting area of law to go into. You would get to work on lots of cool cases (depending on the firm of course).

Re: Antitrust Lawyer Question

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:16 pm
by T14_Scholly
yellowblue wrote:
T14_Scholly wrote:What does it say that I was able to predict that a thread on lishi titled "Antitrust Lawyer Question" would be about how much money they make?


What does it say that someone who would ask that question would have dollar signs in their picture?


That he/she was making fun of other users.

Re: Antitrust Lawyer Question

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:31 pm
by motiontodismiss
What I heard is, in the biglaw world:

Billing rates
1. IP
2. Tax
3. Everyone else

Actual pay
1. IP
2. Everyone else

Outside of biglaw, there are plaintiff's lawyers that are really good at what they're doing that make tons of money.

Source: NYU 3L