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December 21, 2005

What's Your Rate?

I saw this story last week in the National Law Review, but WaPo has some interesting discussion of the fact that Benjamin R. Civiletti charges $1,000 per hour for legal services. By way of comparison:

One partner at Patton Boggs LLP, the second-priciest Washington firm after Venable in the survey, charges up to $800 an hour. At Hogan & Hartson, the rate goes up to $750 a hour. Twelve partners at Covington & Burling, the District firm with the fourth-highest rate, charge up to $720 an hour.

More typical for partners in Washington firms is about $500 an hour, said Steve Nelson, managing principal for law and government for the McCormick Group, an executive search firm based in Arlington. The average for partners in large New York firms ranges from about $700 to $800, Nelson said.

Posted by Gordon Smith in Law Schools & Lawyering


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