Reasonable Rates -- MO Ethics Lawyer charges NYC newbie lawyer rates

Kramer Levin recently had a request for $3.1M in fees denied. The story is here: http://bit.ly/PGZgds

Apparently a summer associate was billed at $335 per hour, and associates started at $440 per hour. For about the amount, you can get a 12-year litigator and Missouri Ethics Lawyer at a top St. Louis firm who has tried cases, argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals and Eighth Circuit, and testified as an expert multiple times. Hmmm . . . .