We continue our occasional series on Ex-Lawyers of the Day, with this interesting email from a Biglaw tipster:
In the interest of lawyers turned novelists turned vigilantes — this is for all of us who have received several calls an hour from headhunters — the email below deserves a mention in your blog.
Rudy Delson is a former Simpson attorney who left law firm life for fairer pastures in Brooklyn to write a novel. His book is being published today. There are lawyers in the book. I understand it may even be literature.
Here’s an explanatory email, from Delson to our tipster:
So, check this out. When I worked at Simpson, I saved the email address of every headhunter who ever contacted me. And then this morning, I was able to send them this…
Rudy Delson’s blast email / spam to the headhunters, after the jump.
Here it is:
From: Rudolph Delson
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 8:54 AM
To: [numerous headhunters, some of whom we recognize from when we were at a firm]
Subject: Help a Simpson Thacher alum?
Last time we spoke, I was a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher. I promised to be in touch as soon as I was ready for help in the next step of my career. Well, the time has come! Anyone care to step up to the plate?
Specifically, I have written a novel. It is being published today by Houghton Mifflin, and I am hoping that you all will buy it. It’s called Maynard and Jennica. It’s a misanthropic comedy, or a romantic comedy, in any case, a comedy.
So, readers, whaddya think? Sure, it’s a bit obnoxious — but pretty darn clever, too.
(Or does the cleverness cross the line into d-baggery? But if so, might said d-baggery constitute a justifiable “turning the tables” on annoying, overly persistent recruiters?)
Rudolph Delson [official website]
Maynard and Jennica [Amazon.com]