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Musical Chairs: 11.10.06

musical chairs above the law legal blog above the law legal tabloid above the law legal gossip site.GIFToday is the observation of Veterans’ Day (which falls on Saturday). Many of you are enjoying a well-deserved day off. And so is NYLawyer.com, which assiduously covers job hopping in the legal profession.
So it’s a pretty quiet day. But we still have a few things to write about:
Government to Private Sector (or vice versa):
* In the weeks ahead, expect some turnover in the coveted staff positions at the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now that the Democrats will be in the majority, working for them on Judiciary just became much more appealing. It may attract high-powered, left-leaning lawyers who are spinning their wheels in private practice, but eager to get back into government — and to burnish their credentials for top jobs in a Hillary Clinton administration.
And, correspondingly, working for Republicans on the Committee has become less appealing. If you hear of any moves, on either side of the aisle, please let us know.
Calling in the Cavalry:
* Cablevision has more legal problems than you can throw a digital converter box at (wow that’s tortured). So its adding two distinguished lawyers — Grover Brown, former Delaware Supreme Court and Chancery Court judge, and Zachary Carter, former U.S. Attorney for the E.D.N.Y. — to its board. Brown and Carter will make up a “special litigation committee.”
Internal Promotions:
* Elliott Portnoy has no complaints: he will soon assume the chairmanship of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (aka “Scott Turow’s law firm”).
(Sorry, Elliott, we couldn’t resist. We know you’ve been putting up with that joke from every English teacher you’ve ever had.)
Elliot Portnoy: The Chairman-Elect of Scott Turow’s Law Firm [WSJ Law Blog]
Cablevision: Offering Internet, Digital Cable, and Legal Work [WSJ Law Blog]

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