Anonymous User wrote:anon168 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Bump. I hear plaintiff side employment law is doing real well in ITE. Any recent grad working at one of these type of shops? How much are you making? And where are you working?
From my understanding, the top plaintiffs shops (almost exclusively plaintiffs...firms like Lieff Cabraser) pay base roughly $30k less than big law, at least to start. Not sure about salary progression.
On the flip side, there seems to be a better chance at partner at many of these places, and equity partners at p-side firms make a killing (more than big law in a good year, and probably on average for the top shops).
You can't use a firm like Lieff Cabraser as a proxy for plaintiff-side only employment firms. It's like comparing apples and apple sauce.
Not using them as a proxy, but more as a ceiling. These firms by their very nature are secretive about how much they pay, so if we can establish a "top" in terms of salary, we can at least start to get a range.
Firms like lieff and Cohen aren't, of course, employment exclusive, but I wasn't sure if poster was asking about pside shops with an employment practice or employment exclusive shops.
I was asking about employment exclusive shops, but only if they are plaintiff side. I guess these places would be considered boutiques. Firms that have somewhere in the range of 10-25 associates. Something along those lines would be great. It seems very difficult to get a job in one of these type of places. I would kill for a job at one of these firms. It seems like a lot of these plaintiff employment law firms are located in major markets.