All M&A Attorneys Make Bank, Survey Shows

Law360 (Link to Full Article) Regardless of seniority and firm size, mergers and acquisitions partners rake in the most cash per hour, shutting out partners in all other practice areas for hourly billing rates, according to a new report BTI Consulting Group Inc. produced in partnership with Law360.

BTI’s Billing Rate Reference 2014 found that senior M&A partners at the largest firms, or those with more than 400 attorneys, bill an average hourly rate that's 14.5 percent higher than the cross-practice overall average, while partners charge an average hourly rate that's 15 percent higher.