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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:41 pm

Sorry meant to post that anon - would you mind removing my quote?

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:32 pm

St. Louis also has some very good boutiques. As someone who has had some experience with biglaw, I think it'd be foolish for any top litigation-minded student not to seriously consider somewhere smaller.

I'd strongly recommend Dowd Bennett for defense-side work and Korein Tillery for plaintiffs-side / public interest-y work. Both will generally take a summer associate here or there, so it's worth reaching out if you're interested (both also hire post-clerkship). I think the general profile necessary to be competitive for either place is around top 5-10% WashU or top 10-25% at a T14, depending on connections. I think a good rule of thumb for either place is that if you're competitive for a federal clerkship out of your school, you're probably competitive for a position (so, for example, I think the top couple students at SLU, and some others--such as President of the Law Review--are also likely competitive). Fit is obviously going to be key for any smaller shop.


I would 110% second the Dowd Bennett recommendation. I personally know a partner there, and it is really a top notch firm for defense, including white-collar criminal defense and False Claims. The CVs, including the schools represented, of the lawyers at the firm read like a high level big market litigation boutique. Excellent firm.

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby mizzoulaw2017 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:30 pm

Does anyone know how much a summer associate at Brown and James gets paid?

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:55 pm

mizzoulaw2017 wrote:Does anyone know how much a summer associate at Brown and James gets paid?


I don't know about their SA program, but I met a second or third year there making $60k. If it's prorated it's probably $1000-$1200 a week. I know some ID places don't pay prorated, so it could be hourly or a lower monthly salary too. Hopefully someone more helpful comes along.

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:55 pm

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mizzoulaw2017 wrote:Does anyone know how much a summer associate at Brown and James gets paid?


I don't know about their SA program, but I met a second or third year there making $60k. If it's prorated it's probably $1000-$1200 a week. I know some ID places don't pay prorated, so it could be hourly or a lower monthly salary too. Hopefully someone more helpful comes along.


Not only is the above accurate, but the associates work as much as the Bryan Caves in town.

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby PeanutsNJam » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:20 pm

Anybody have any idea what the partner comp for stl biglaw is? How are salary increases?

Bumping old thread cause niche question

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:42 pm

I was on Bryan Cave's NALP page and saw they recently raised salaries to $135,000 effective 2017. Was this announced recently? Are there any firms comparable in the market? I think the next highest is $125,000 correct?

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I was on Bryan Cave's NALP page and saw they recently raised salaries to $135,000 effective 2017. Was this announced recently? Are there any firms comparable in the market? I think the next highest is $125,000 correct?


Announced like 2 weeks ago in office. Correct that other firms start at 125 in STL. Wish it was effective sooner.

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:42 pm

What BC 135? and STL at 125? KC SA here firmly at 120.

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:15 am

Anonymous User wrote:What BC 135? and STL at 125? KC SA here firmly at 120.



Yeah, BC has historically paid more in STL than KC and the STL Market has generally been higher than the KC market. BC and Polsinelli both started paying 125 starting in KC last year. BC just raised KC office to 130 effective January 1, 2017.

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:03 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:What BC 135? and STL at 125? KC SA here firmly at 120.



Yeah, BC has historically paid more in STL than KC and the STL Market has generally been higher than the KC market. BC and Polsinelli both started paying 125 starting in KC last year. BC just raised KC office to 130 effective January 1, 2017.


Yep, and Polsinelli just announced a raise to $135k in STL and KC (and raises in other offices, too).

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:11 am

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Anonymous User wrote:What BC 135? and STL at 125? KC SA here firmly at 120.



Yeah, BC has historically paid more in STL than KC and the STL Market has generally been higher than the KC market. BC and Polsinelli both started paying 125 starting in KC last year. BC just raised KC office to 130 effective January 1, 2017.


Yep, and Polsinelli just announced a raise to $135k in STL and KC (and raises in other offices, too).


Wow thanks for that info. My firm would definitely consider those firms "peer" firms so I'm hoping they match.

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What BC 135? and STL at 125? KC SA here firmly at 120.


Had to bump with this: http://abovethelaw.com/2016/07/180k-hits-a-new-market/

Dowd Bennett to 180k.

anon because at a competing firm.

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Re: St. Louis Biglaw Summer Associate Taking Questions

Postby EncyclopediaOrange » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:10 am

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Anonymous User wrote:What BC 135? and STL at 125? KC SA here firmly at 120.


Had to bump with this: http://abovethelaw.com/2016/07/180k-hits-a-new-market/

Dowd Bennett to 180k.

anon because at a competing firm.


My jaw hit the floor when I saw this article.




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