Anonymous User wrote:DC regulatory boutiques usually pay between $110-$145k.
For instance, a quick look through Chambers/NALP shows:
Beveridge and Diamond (Environmental) starts at $110k ($125k for billing 1800 hours).
Epstein Green & Becker (Healthcare) starts at $130k.
Lerman Senter (Telecommunications) starts at $110k.
Caplin & Drysdale (Tax) starts at $145k.
Keller & Heckman (FDA) starts at $125k.
As far as you can trust NALP numbers on stuff like this, the boutiques seem to require between 1600-1950 billables - so there may be a legit pay/QOL tradeoff for firms like these.
Given the number of people at the firm, I'm shocked they are even listed on NALP. I wonder if the non-NALP listed firms are less prestigious, or more importantly pay less ($60k-80k range).
As a former Big Law attorney still in private practice, I'd be disappointed with anything less than $100k. My opinion.