The Untold Story of Big Law Associates: High Salaries Mask the Stress and Layoffs

NEW YORK – Big Law associates in 2023 enjoyed high salaries despite billing fewer hours than in previous years, according to a recent analysis. However, a closer examination reveals that the situation is not as rosy as it may seem on the surface. While it is true that average hours billed by associates in 2023 decreased by nearly 8% compared to 2021, it is important to understand the reasons behind this decline. Associates in 2021 were already working unhealthy and unsustainable hours, with some even experiencing serious health issues. One associate reportedly suffered a heart … Read more