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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Sun May 28, 2017 2:25 pm

IP boutique (~20 atty), secondary market, 120K starting, ~1800 billables. Compensation structure is little complicated but the mid-levels and seniors probably pull closer to 150-180K.

Fully paid individual health, extra for family and dental I think. Practice is healthy mix of perhaps 20-30% patent prosecution, 50% patent and trademark litigation (each of which of course blows up to take your whole time when its busy) and some copyright as well. And the rest is various investigations and other relatively small matters.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Roy McAvoy » Sun May 28, 2017 9:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:IP boutique (~20 atty), secondary market, 120K starting, ~1800 billables. Compensation structure is little complicated but the mid-levels and seniors probably pull closer to 150-180K.

Fully paid individual health, extra for family and dental I think. Practice is healthy mix of perhaps 20-30% patent prosecution, 50% patent and trademark litigation (each of which of course blows up to take your whole time when its busy) and some copyright as well. And the rest is various investigations and other relatively small matters.
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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by RedPurpleBlue » Sun May 28, 2017 9:36 pm

Updated.

Here is the link again, so it doesn't get buried.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Roy McAvoy » Sun May 28, 2017 9:51 pm

RedPurpleBlue wrote:Updated.

Here is the link again, so it doesn't get buried.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by cardo2019 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:18 pm

Is there any coherence to the mid size salaries in New York? Any way to know if a place is "market"?

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:30 pm

a) Bigfed
b) 3rd year
c) Cleveland
d) 90k salary + gov. benefits

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:44 pm

IP pros heavy small market, 60,000, 1st year, 1700 billable hours. Feels a little low but I work 9-5 and have a job and the salary is above-average still so can't complain too much.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:51 pm

a) in-house with a mall operator (commercial landlord)
b) 18 months
c) Ohio
d) $96,000 (4% 401k, 5% bonus, 21 vacation days, 8:30 to 5:30 gig)

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:47 pm

a) In house staff counsel for major insurance carrier.
b) Started as an intern and hired as an attorney after graduation from a TTTT (just graduated early in December 2016, and passed the February 2017 bar).
c) Just outside of a large metro.
d) $78k+profit sharing+401k+full benefits (work 8-4:30, no billable requirement, no weekends).

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by RedPurpleBlue » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:16 pm

I've added five more In-House data points from the "Typical In-House Salary Package for Junior Lawyer?" thread.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Job: PI nonprofit. 75% litigation/25% policy
Experience: entry-level
Where: Chicago
Salary: 60k
Hours: 9 to 5
Just got a raise to $65k

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Pokemon » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:34 am

Curious, anyone knows what salary is like at covenant review and the like. Feel free to pm me if you would not want to share publicly. They seem to have a lot of experienced biglaw people.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:19 pm

a) Big 4
b) 1st year
c) Boston
d) 95k salary + 5k signing bonus

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by dotbun » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:10 pm

a) In-House Associate Counsel for Commercial Real Estate Developer
b) 2 years
c) SF Bay Area
d) $130k+full benefits+10% bonus+401K(no match). Work 9-6, 11 vacation days, no billable requirement, no weekends. Profit sharing available in a few years.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:16 pm

a) Transactional associate at borderline AmLaw100 in tertiary market
b) 4-5 years
c) South
d) $125,000 + full benefits + 401k match + generous vacation (work 830-630, rare weekends and long nights)
e) Billables ~1800

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:46 pm

LSC, NY, Admitted 1y, 63K

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:14 pm

a) Big 4
b) 1st year
c) Secondary west coast market
d) 76k salary + 5k signing bonus

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:a) Big 4
b) 1st year
c) Secondary west coast market
d) 76k salary + 5k signing bonus
JD or JD + LLM?

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:a) Big 4
b) 1st year
c) Secondary west coast market
d) 76k salary + 5k signing bonus
JD or JD + LLM?
JD+LLM. Yeah, I know it's low, but my SO is there for the foreseeable future. Plus COL is really low.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:45 am

Anonymous User wrote:a) Big 4
b) 1st year
c) Boston
d) 95k salary + 5k signing bonus
What are hours like?

Did you also have an accounting background?

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:33 pm

Hours are usually ~50/week in the office and occasional evening work from home/weekend work (maybe one Saturday/mo).

I have no accounting background (although my undergraduate degree is technically a business degree).

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:15 am

a) First-year transactional associate; small firm (10-15 attorneys)
b) Worked at firm for the ~year prior to receiving Bar results
c) Dallas
d) $70k; health; discretionary bonus

No set billable hours requirement. Expectation is to hit about 1,700-1,800 / year.

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Re: LEGAL SALARY DATAPOINTS

Post by 84651846190 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:IP pros heavy small market, 60,000, 1st year, 1700 billable hours. Feels a little low but I work 9-5 and have a job and the salary is above-average still so can't complain too much.
That's insanely low. Didn't know IP pros was that bad these days.

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