I don't know that "virtually all" NYC biglaw will follow suit. While salary bumps like this usually do create a ripple effect, only three or four have followed suit so far and I don't know how far into '07 they can wait since spring is typically the time for lateral hiring (i.e. when mid-level associates jump ship for more cash). Considering that last year also saw a $15,000 raise, I would be surprised if there isn't a corresponding reduction in bonuses. But yea, if you're a SA, you'll be rolling.