Billing $2K an Hour? Study Says Clients Will Pay If Lawyers Deliver

The American Lawyer (Full Article, Sub. Req.) The top rates paid to the highest-paid partners at U.S. firms rose to a jaw-dropping $2,000 an hour last year, a 25 percent increase over 2014’s top rates, according to data released Wednesday by BTI Consulting Group.

The $2,000-an-hour hourly top rate, up from $1,600 in 2014, applied to “more than a handful” of the survey’s 322 in-house counsel respondents, according to BTI Consulting's Michael Rynowecer, president and founder of the group. Even more were clustered around $1,900 an hour...