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Littler Mendelson Starting Salary

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:22 pm
by Anonymous User
I'm interested in pursuing a career in employment law and have been scouring the web for information regarding the starting salaries of some of the bigger employment firms (Jackson Lewis, Ogletree, etc.) but I haven't been able to find any reliable information on Littler Mendelson. Does anyone here work at or know someone who works at Littler's Philly office (or any comparable office), and if so can you provide any helpful information?

Re: Littler Mendelson Starting Salary

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:44 pm
by Anonymous User
I have also been looking for this information, particular with regard to Jackson Lewis (to no avail).

Re: Littler Mendelson Starting Salary

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:14 pm
by Anonymous User
Pretty sure large market starting is 160k with 5k increases a year

Re: Littler Mendelson Starting Salary

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:12 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Pretty sure large market starting is 160k with 5k increases a year


Any reason you think that? I don't know why but I have a gut feeling they pay around 120K. Philly office has about 40 attorneys if that makes a difference in the calculation.

Re: Littler Mendelson Starting Salary

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:21 pm
by RaceJudicata
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Pretty sure large market starting is 160k with 5k increases a year


Any reason you think that? I don't know why but I have a gut feeling they pay around 120K. Philly office has about 40 attorneys if that makes a difference in the calculation.


None of their offices are that big. Just a lot of them.

Also, OP, just curious (and can’t tell what year in school you are/if practicing, etc.), why not shoot for some of the bigger firms that are strong in L&E... jones day, Morgan Lewis, Proskauer, etc. You will make more money at those places (setting aside the fact that those places are harder to get a job at).

Re: Littler Mendelson Starting Salary

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:15 pm
by Anonymous User
Littler no offers a ton of their summers

Re: Littler Mendelson Starting Salary

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:14 am
by Anonymous User
RaceJudicata wrote:Also, OP, just curious (and can’t tell what year in school you are/if practicing, etc.), why not shoot for some of the bigger firms that are strong in L&E... jones day, Morgan Lewis, Proskauer, etc. You will make more money at those places (setting aside the fact that those places are harder to get a job at).


Oh I am, I'm currently clerking though and the NY firms tend not to begin accepting apps until January/February from what I've heard. Also, I think there's something to be said for joining a firm that solely does employment work as opposed to a mega firm where employment is more of a peripheral practice group that isn't offered the same sort of resources and attention it would at a Littler or Ogletree.

Re: Littler Mendelson Starting Salary

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:41 pm
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:Littler no offers a ton of their summers


Littler seems very secretive about the whole process. Did you get this from NALP? I asked around and it appears that this might be misleading. While they do no-offer, I think they also get burned because a lot of students find out they don't want to do L&E and look for other work after graduation. Just speculating, but they might find it more worthwhile to report them as no-offers when they are actually mutual separations.

For what its worth, no one from my school has been no-offered by Littler in the last few years. If you're passionate about L&E, you probably have a good shot.

Re: Littler Mendelson Starting Salary

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:59 am
by RaceJudicata
Anonymous User wrote:
RaceJudicata wrote:Also, OP, just curious (and can’t tell what year in school you are/if practicing, etc.), why not shoot for some of the bigger firms that are strong in L&E... jones day, Morgan Lewis, Proskauer, etc. You will make more money at those places (setting aside the fact that those places are harder to get a job at).


Oh I am, I'm currently clerking though and the NY firms tend not to begin accepting apps until January/February from what I've heard. Also, I think there's something to be said for joining a firm that solely does employment work as opposed to a mega firm where employment is more of a peripheral practice group that isn't offered the same sort of resources and attention it would at a Littler or Ogletree.


I’d talk to some folks at the bigger firms before you jump to this conclusion.

Re: Littler Mendelson Starting Salary

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:04 pm
by stewie27
Slightly related- does anyone have a sense of salary for starting one of the flex time positions? I'm not sure how much of a time reduction it is/how much the salary is pro-rated, but they mostly required a few years of experience.

Re: Littler Mendelson Starting Salary

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:47 pm
by Anonymous User
I think they pay $25,000/summer for summer associates.