market rates for "Wall Street" associates to fee awards for nonprofit organizations. See also Ossie Davis v. City of New Rochelle, 156 F.R.D. 549, 557 (S.D.N.Y. 1994). The recent decisions in this district demonstrate that plaintiff's attorneys hourly rates are reasonable in light of prevailing market rates in the Southern District. See, e.g. Monaghan v. SZS Associates, 154 F.R.D. 78 (S.D.N.Y. 1994) (awarding partners $ 300 per hour and associates $ 180 per hour for work performed in 1992 and 1993); In Re McDonnell Douglas Equipment Securities Litigation, 842 F. Supp. 733 (S.D.N.Y. 1994) (approving a range up to $ 425 per hour for partners); Loper v. New York City Police Department, 1994 WL 202606 (S.D.N.Y. May 24, 1994) (awarding an attorney with 7 years experience $ 250 per hour); McGuire v. Wilson, 1994 WL 68222 (S.D.N.Y. February 28, 1994) (awarding an hourly billing rate of $ 105-$ 150 for an associate).
Upon review of the submissions which have been filed, the court finds that $ 300 is a reasonable hourly rate for Attorney Lee, $ 250 is a reasonable hourly rate for Attorney Statis, $ 175 is a reasonable hourly rate for Attorney Le Count, and $ 200 is a reasonable hourly rate for Attorney Peart. Moreover, defendants did not object to these hourly rates.
In their affidavits, Attorneys Statis and Lee spent 1.75 hours and .50 hours respectively in preparation. As defendants do not object to the award of fees to Attorneys Statis and Lee the court orders that defendants pay the amount of $ 437.50 for Statis and $ 150 for Lee.
As to defendants' objections to Le Count's compensation, the court finds that the work performed by Peart and Le Count is not exactly duplicative, and is, therefore, fair and reasonable but that there is no reason to compensate Le Count and Peart for preparing essentially form affidavits. Therefore, the court orders compensation for Le Count for only 9.25 hours instead of 10.75 hours and compensation for Peart for only 12.75 instead of 15.75. Therefore, defendants are ordered to pay $ 1618.75 in attorneys' fees for Attorney Le Count and $ 2550 for Attorney Peart.
In total, defendants are ordered to pay to the plaintiff, EEOC, the sum of $ 4756.25 on or before thirty days after the entry of this order.
August 29, 1995
New York, New York
CONSTANCE BAKER MOTLEY
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