Document Review Contract Attorneys Billed Out at $550 an hour

One of those $1,000-an-hour lawyers was India Autry, an NYU depressedandhungry01/04/13
I don't know any ENGLISH language reviewers who still make o keithd01/04/13
I have not seen ANYTHING over $35 in 2012-2011 for english l lawtard01/04/13
Here is that models LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.co bigsal01/04/13
She must have graduated at the bottom of her class or someth mrlaw01/04/13
Better than those NYU grads out of work. It's probably the therewillbeblood01/04/13

depressedandhungry (Jan 4, 2013 - 8:38 am)

One of those $1,000-an-hour lawyers was India Autry, an NYU Law grad admitted to the New York Bar in 2010 who describes herself on her public LinkedIn page as an “Attorney, Beauty Advisor & Stylist, Actress & Commercial Model.”

Unlike most securities lawsuits, the lawyers say, this one preceded a government inquiry or press disclosures of financial wrongdoing. The 500-page amended complaint filed in 2009 represented “”sheer determination, long hours of arduous work and novel investigative techniques.”

Now the plaintiff lawyers are seeking a hefty payoff on their investment. Attempts to reach several of the contract lawyers who worked on the Citi case through their Facebook pages were unsuccessful, and Hudson Legal didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. However, the going rate for contract attorneys in the New York market tends to be $40-$60 an hour — or as little as $32 post-recession, according to this Crain’s New York Business article.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2013/01/02/plaintiff-lawyers-in-city-case-seek-big-markup-for-outside-attorneys/

Try as little as 23 an hour without benefits.

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keithd (Jan 4, 2013 - 8:50 am)

I don't know any ENGLISH language reviewers who still make over 40 bucks an hour doing doc review. I've heard that 40 seems to be the higher end of the pay scale in NYC, and that's only if you're lucky and you have a good reputation among the staffing agencies. And that of course means that the rates are lower everywhere else because the COL in NYC is higher than most other places. I think I've seen pay rates in the high 30s/hr in San Fran or LA. Basically doc review pay rates are set so that no matter what you do, you're never really getting ahead. They want you on that treadmill so that you have no choice but to take the next project or potentially miss rent.

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lawtard (Jan 4, 2013 - 4:25 pm)

I have not seen ANYTHING over $35 in 2012-2011 for english language. That is NYC/NJ. Its not a good living anymore. Your better off doing something else.

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bigsal (Jan 4, 2013 - 9:10 am)

Here is that models LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/indiaka

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mrlaw (Jan 4, 2013 - 9:30 am)

She must have graduated at the bottom of her class or something. Working at a personal injury firm thendoing doc review from NYU!!!

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therewillbeblood (Jan 4, 2013 - 5:03 pm)

Better than those NYU grads out of work. It's probably the only trap school in the top 6.

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