At ATL, we have a special place in our heart for the intersection of law and media. Thus, we are moved to report on the publisher of Slate, Cliff Sloan, leaving the media world to become a partner at Skadden Arps. From The Washington Post:
Slate, the daily online magazine owned by The Washington Post Co., said publisher Cliff Sloan will leave to become a partner in a law firm. John Alderman, vice president of business development at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, or WPNI, will replace Sloan on April 1, the company said. Sloan will join Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
The double Harvard grad is a member of the Elect (Stevens / OT 1985). Someone needs to update his Wikipedia page with the new gig.
There’s no announcement on the Skadden site yet, so we don’t know what his focus area will be. Maybe he’ll work to improve the Skadden website. The bright red background hurts our eyes!
As for Slate, they’ve just launched Convictions, a new legal blog, with oodles of boldface legal names as contributors. We’d list some of the writers, but that would risk omitting others, and almost all of them are bigwigs of the bar or blogosphere. So just check the site out for yourself, by clicking here.
Slate Publisher to Leave for Law Firm [The Washington Post]
Slate Announces New Publisher [Business Wire]