Saturday, March 10, 2007

Vault 100 clerkship salary bonus chart

The chart below indicates the clerkship salary bonus that the Vault 100 (2008) firms offer federal COA clerks. Some notes:
-The chart uses the highest number for an office if different offices give different amounts.
-The chart uses only the official number of the firm, not the number that some may negotiate or that some clerks may receive for working for a particular judge or circuit.
-The second number indicates what, if anything, a two-year clerk receives (or "cbc" if case-by-case).
-Blanks are unknown data.
-All numbers are in thousands of dollars.

Last updated March 19, 2008
1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz $0
2 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP $50
3 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP $50
4 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP $50
5 Davis Polk & Wardwell $50
6 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP $50
7 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP $50
8 Latham & Watkins LLP $50
9 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP $50
10 Covington & Burling LLP $50
11 Kirkland & Ellis LLP $50
12 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP $50
13 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison $50
14 Shearman & Sterling LLP $50
15 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP $35‡
16 Williams & Connolly LLP $35
17 Sidley Austin LLP $50
18 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP $50
19 O’Melveny & Myers LLP $50
20
White & Case LLP $50
21 Arnold & Porter LLP $50
22 Jones Day $50
23 Morrison & Foerster LLP $50
24 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP $15
25 Clifford Chance LLP
26 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP $15
27 Hogan & Hartson LLP $35
28 Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP $35
29 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson $50
30 Ropes & Gray LLP $50
31 Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP $50
32 Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP $50
33 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP $50
34 Winston & Strawn LLP $50
35 Dewey Ballantine LLP $50
36 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati $20
37 Linklaters
38 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP $40
39 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
40 Proskauer Rose LLP
41 King & Spalding LLP $10
42
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP $25
43 Quinn Emanuel Urguhart Oliver & Hedges LLP $50
44 Baker & McKenzie
45 Baker Botts L.L.P. $35
46 Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
47 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP $35
48 Dechert LLP $50
49 Irell & Manella LLP $50
50 McDermott Will & Emery $35
51 Jenner & Block LLP $35
52 LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP $50
53 Allen & Overy LLP
54 DLA Piper $35
55 Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP $50
56 Fish & Richardson P.C.
57 Fulbright & Jaworski LLP $35
58 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
59 Goodwin Procter LLP
60 Cooley Godward LLP
61 Alston & Bird LLP
62 Heller Ehrman LLP
63 Vinson & Elkins LLP
64 Bingham McCutchen LLP $50
65
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
66 Greenberg Traurig, LLP $0
67 Kaye Scholer LLP
68 Holland & Knight LLP
69 Steptoe & Johnson LLP
70 Foley & Lardner LLP $35
71 Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP
72 Chadbourne & Parke LLP
73 Hunton & Williams LLP
74 Nixon Peabody LLP
75
Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP
76 Bryan Cave LLP
77 Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
78 Perkins Coie LLP
79 Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
80 Patton Boggs LLP
81 Howrey LLP
82 Reed Smith LLP $20
83 Crowell & Moring LLP $25
84 McGuireWoods LLP $10
85 Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
86 Arent Fox PLLC $20
87 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP $10
88 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner L.L.P. $70°
89 Dorsey & Whitney LLP
90 Thelen Reid & Priest LLP
91 Baker & Hostetler LLP
92 Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP $50
93 Venable LLP
94 Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP
95 Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
96 Dickstein Shapiro LLP
97 Fenwick & West LLP
98 Kilpatrick Stockton LLP $5
99 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC
100 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP $35

†Two-year bonus awarded for district clerkship plus appellate clerkship.

‡Firm has announced a higher clerkship bonus than reported here; however, firm has reduced or eliminated other stipends for incoming associates, and the announced "bonus" listed here has been reduced by other stipends included in that bonus to reflect the net clerkship bonus. Additionally, firm offers $50K bonus for Federal Circuit clerkships.

°Awarded for Federal Circuit clerkships only.

22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is an error. DLA doesn't offer $35K across the board. District court clerkships are still only at $10K! List of Shame!

11:37 AM, August 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How ironic that DLA penalizes you (and severely at that) for doing a district court clerkship. All the attorneys at my firm say that a district court clerkship is far more valuable to a practicing attorney than an appellate clerkship (unless, I suppose, you're lucky enough to be at one of the few firms with legitimate appellate practices, and - by an even bigger bolt of lightning - somehow get in with the appellate group as a new associate).

3:06 PM, August 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know which of these firms pays the bar stipend retroactively if you accept after your clerkship? I know Paul Hastings does. Gibson Dunn does not.

3:30 PM, October 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how clerkships at the Court of International Trade are treated in terms of clerkship bonuses at Vault 100 firms? They are typically 2 year clerkships, if I'm not mistaken.

3:44 PM, November 26, 2007  
Anonymous Innocent Magistrate Judge Clerk said...

Two very important Qs:
(1) Do firms that list bonuses for "district courts" really not include those who clerked for a federal magistrate judge (who is legally a judicial officer of the district court) within the blessed?

(2) If you accepted an offer when the bonus was lower, and the firm raised the bonus in between the time you accepted the offer and the time you leave your clerkship and begin at the firm, do you get the higher amount?

4:56 PM, December 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Innocent MJ Clerk--

Unfortunately, most firms do not include MJ clerkships within their bonus heirarchy. You should definitely NOT assume that the district court bonus applies to you. Ask about your situation specifically; I have a feeling some might be willing to negotiate.

10:13 AM, February 15, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any change on the sub-market clerkship bonus for district clerks at DLA Piper?

10:23 PM, May 02, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, a friend of mine says that Greenbrg Taurig was offered a $50,000 clerkship bonus. That's a whole lot more than the 0 posted here.

4:11 PM, May 29, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How ironic that DLA penalizes you (and severely at that) for doing a district court clerkship. All the attorneys at my firm say that a district court clerkship is far more valuable to a practicing attorney than an appellate clerkship"

I've done a district clerkship and am now finishing up an appellate clerkship. I can say this is certainly true. However, actual ability has little to do with success in the legal field; it's the perception of talent that matters. Sad but true.

8:59 PM, June 13, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At Cravath, is the "signing bonus" of $3k in addition to the $50k clerkship bonus?

11:22 PM, October 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holland & Knight's clerkship bonus is 10k if you would like to add theirs to the list.

12:36 AM, January 12, 2009  
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Hey, some people get 0$ bonus. Its complete ripoff.

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