Freshfields matches Cravath pay rise for US-based associates

Magic circle firm steps into US associate salary war, paying first-year associates $180,000 a year

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has boosted the salaries of its US associates to match the increase announced by Cravath Swaine & Moore earlier this week.

A spokesperson for the firm confirmed that first-year associates in Freshfields’ US offices will now receive $180,000 (£124,000) a year, matching the increase by Cravath.

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