We’ve received a correction of sorts to our earlier item, about a hard-partying summer associate at Skadden in New York. We have no way of verifying whether the original version or the new version of the story is correct, since neither came directly from the summer associate in question. But the latest version does come from a fellow Skadden / New York summer associate, so we’re inclined to credit it.
In some ways it places the SA’s conduct in a better light; in some ways, worse. Here you go:
1. Better: Contrary to the claim of “several bottles of Cristal,” there was only ONE bottle of Cristal, plus “five other bottles — standard bottle service at a club.”
Update: Apparently that “one bottle” was a magnum.
2. Worse: The total tab was not a “multi-hundred dollar bill,” but a grand total of $3,000.
3. Neutral: Two confirmed details from the original account: the story is from this year, not a prior year (sometimes these tales get recycled); and no permanent associates or recruiting personnel were at the event (“an after-after party”).
4. Jaw-dropping: In case you were wondering: YES, the firm paid the cool three-grand bill.
Skadden takes an early lead in the “Best Summer Program” sweepstakes. Party at Four Times Square!!!
(And not just ’cause all those Vogue hotties are in the house…)
Earlier: Summer Associate of the Day: ‘Skadden Cristal Boy’