Richards Layton Increases Associate Starting Salary

April 22, 2024

Firm News

WILMINGTON, Delaware (April 22, 2024) – Richards, Layton & Finger is pleased to announce that it has increased its starting salary for associates to $210,000, effective immediately. This decision reflects our pledge to recruit the most accomplished, talented law students and retain our dedicated, high-performing associates.

As we celebrate our 125th year, Richards Layton remains committed to attracting top law students to join Delaware’s largest firm and be part of a team providing excellent service to sophisticated clients on the cutting edge of Delaware law. The firm also remains committed to rewarding and retaining our hard-working associates who are given the opportunity for frontline responsibility and form the heart of our client service teams.

“We value our associates and their commitment to excellence, and we are grateful for their hard work and dedication to the highest levels of client service. In recognition of our associates’ dedication and talent, the firm will continue to offer compensation and other benefits that are competitive in the marketplace,” said Lisa Schmidt, president of Richards Layton. “As we mark our 125th year, we’re proud that while our roots as local lawyers go deep, we offer even our newest associates the opportunity to work on matters that are in the national spotlight.”

“Richards, Layton & Finger is a pillar of the Delaware bar” (Chambers USA, 2023), nationally recognized for handling some of the nation’s largest, most complex, and most sensitive matters arising in Delaware. We are not only at the leading edge of our state’s evolving corporate law practice; we also offer clients a wide range of expertise and experience under one roof. Richards Layton retains its position as a Delaware powerhouse by recruiting the finest lawyers, nurturing their talents, and helping them to share the best of who they are in an inclusive environment.

About Richards, Layton & Finger
Richards, Layton & Finger has been defining Delaware law since 1899. Delaware’s largest law firm and one of its oldest, Richards Layton helps sophisticated clients navigate complex issues and the intricacies of Delaware law. We advise global companies, business partnerships, leading financial institutions, local businesses, and individuals across a wide range of practices, including corporate law, alternative entities, commercial law, bankruptcy and restructuring, and litigation.

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