Ashurst US

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 273566
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Ashurst US

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:22 pm

I am wondering how much the US offices of Ashurst pay their associates. I thought this was a top int'l firm that would play close to market or market. But, I read somewhere online that they pay first year 35K. Anyone have info?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273566
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Ashurst US

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:29 pm

that is probably what they pay their British "trainees"

User avatar
piccolittle
Posts: 1118
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:16 pm

Re: Ashurst US

Postby piccolittle » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am wondering how much the US offices of Ashurst pay their associates. I thought this was a top int'l firm that would play close to market or market. But, I read somewhere online that they pay first year 35K. Anyone have info?

You might have stumbled onto info for their UK training contract. No idea what they pay in the States (didn't even know they had a US office...), but that figure sounds about right for a first year trainee (in GBP).

Edit: scooped

Anonymous User
Posts: 273566
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Ashurst US

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:19 pm

Oh, maybe you guys are right. oops. LOL. Havent found any info on their US offices. Any one have any idea if it would be close to market or way under (like 75K or something).

Anonymous User
Posts: 273566
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Ashurst US

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:38 pm

Just read their London attorneys make 65 GBP on par with A&O. So I would assume their US offices pay similar to market in NY, maybe slighlty less.

http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/wik ... 38/ashurst

Anonymous User
Posts: 273566
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Ashurst US

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:50 pm

bump

Anonymous User
Posts: 273566
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Ashurst US

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:33 pm

i know for a fact that UK firms pay US associates US salaries.

I worked at a UK firm for the summer and got an offer. I got paid 3k a week for the summer and my full-time offer is 160k.

User avatar
piccolittle
Posts: 1118
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:16 pm

Re: Ashurst US

Postby piccolittle » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:i know for a fact that UK firms pay US associates US salaries.

I worked at a UK firm for the summer and got an offer. I got paid 3k a week for the summer and my full-time offer is 160k.

Yes but I think they're talking about the New York office. However, if London pays NY market (plus COLA), it's almost certain that NY pays the same.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273566
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Ashurst US

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:47 pm

piccolittle wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:i know for a fact that UK firms pay US associates US salaries.

I worked at a UK firm for the summer and got an offer. I got paid 3k a week for the summer and my full-time offer is 160k.

Yes but I think they're talking about the New York office. However, if London pays NY market (plus COLA), it's almost certain that NY pays the same.


UK firms in NY pay market too. I have classmates who worked for Clifford Chance and Linklaters. Their offers give 160k as well.

Think about it, if they want to attract US legal talent from Wall Street firms, they have to pay market. It is not likely they can bring the trainee system from UK to the US and still retain talents.

User avatar
piccolittle
Posts: 1118
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:16 pm

Re: Ashurst US

Postby piccolittle » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
piccolittle wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:i know for a fact that UK firms pay US associates US salaries.

I worked at a UK firm for the summer and got an offer. I got paid 3k a week for the summer and my full-time offer is 160k.

Yes but I think they're talking about the New York office. However, if London pays NY market (plus COLA), it's almost certain that NY pays the same.


UK firms in NY pay market too. I have classmates who worked for Clifford Chance and Linklaters. Their offers give 160k as well.

Think about it, if they want to attract US legal talent from Wall Street firms, they have to pay market. It is not likely they can bring the trainee system from UK to the US and still retain talents.

Yes, obviously. But not all firms in NY pay New York market. I didn't even know Ashurst had a NY office, but it's safe to assume they pay market, unless you find out otherwise. No one was saying they paid UK trainee salary in NY; it's a completely different system and recruitment model.

fw8014
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:30 am

Re: Ashurst US

Postby fw8014 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:56 pm

I would actually be surprised if Ashurst paid its US associates market salaries. Its presences in the States is nowhere near comparable to the magic circle firms here. The NY office has like 30 attorneys and the D.C. office 10, associates included. I would guess Ashurst pays 100k+ but not market.

tranmereblue
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:12 pm

Re: Ashurst US

Postby tranmereblue » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:15 pm

As someone who works at Ashurst, I can tell you that the US offices pay market salaries in line with other big firms in NY and DC.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.