DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has increased associate salaries in its Philadelphia branch to match with Dechert, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, and Woodcock Washburn. First-year associates at DLA Piper in Philadelphia will now make $125,000 per year, with second- through fourth-years earning between $130,000 and $140,000. Each associate level after the fourth year will receive a $10,000 raise, reaching a base salary of $210,000 for an eleventh-year associate. Two weeks ago, DLA Piper raised salaries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Washington, DC, by $10,000. Many of those offices are now offering $135,000 to first-years.
Honen & Wood joins Phillips Lytle
The law firm of Honen & Wood P.C. ceased to exist February 1. In an attempt to meet the needs of its clients, the complete firm-comprising six attorneys, three partners, three associates, and three support staff-will join Buffalo-based Phillips Lytle, LLP's Albany office. Honen & Wood worked with many of the emerging technology companies in the capital region and focused on corporate, banking, environment, healthcare, litigation, and intellectual property. Phillips Lytle, a 170-lawyer practice, has numerous Fortune 500 companies and global financial institutions as clients.
Cadwalader appoints seven special counsels
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP
Babb named a partner at Bose McKinney and Evans
Bryan Babb was named a partner at the leading Indianapolis, IN, law firm Bose McKinney and Evans. Joining the firm in 2000 after a clerkship with Indiana Supreme Court Justice Frank Sullivan, Jr., Babb is a vice chairman for the firm's appellate practice and a member of its litigation group. Recently selected as one of the area's 10 best and brightest lawyers under age 40, he is a Boston graduate with a law degree from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.
Pillsbury law firm chief plans to step down
The first woman to head a large law firm in the United States, Mary Cranston announced her plans to step down as chair of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
Gordon & Glickson/McGuireWoods merger completed
McGuireWoods, LLP, completed its much-talked-about merger with Chicago-based Gordon & Glickson, LLC. As a part of this merger, McGuireWoods has launched a new Technology & Business Department that will provide legal advice to clients in the technology industry and technology-related information to other industries. The department will be chaired by Mark L. Gordon, former managing partner of Gordon & Glickson. McGuireWoods, LLP, is one of the 100-largest law firms in the world and comprises 750 lawyers working in 15 offices in the United States, Europe, and Central Asia.