[Ed Note: Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the tragedies in Mumbai yesterday. The events are just another reason to be thankful for what you have this holiday season.]
If you’re working today — I’m so sorry. But ATL is with you, even though I’m still reeling from being RickRolled by Santa Claus and Macy’s.
If there are Half-Skadden or Skadden-Mart associates working hard over Thanksgiving weekend, I admire your professional commitment. For the rest of Biglaw associates spending Thanksgiving chained to a BlackBerry, I hope your work is rewarded.
But while we wait for additional firms to announce bonuses, we’ve gotten some additional information about another Biglaw “perk,” holiday parties.
We’ve covered firms like Orrick that are scaling back on holiday festivities, and firms like Kaye Scholer that are going full speed ahead. Are holiday parties an early indication of which firms will be in the spirit of giving come bonus time? We don’t have good information about the holiday plans at Cravath or STB.
But we do at Skadden. A Skadden tipster gleefully reports:
[W]e were just told that the annual Holiday Party is on December 11. Aren’t most firms canceling parties?
I can only imagine that the tipster sent us the email and then took a gold-plated bath.
Another holiday announcement, after the jump.
Meanwhile, Debevoise & Plimpton (my old job) has not yet announced their 2008 bonuses. Last year, Debevoise was the first firm to follow Cravath’s “special bonus” announcement. But ominously Debevoise has decided to scale down on their holiday extravaganza.
A tipster reports that Debevoise will be doing the holidays “in-house.”
Whether or not your firm is having a party or giving a bonus or firing associates, it’s still Thanksgiving. It’s a time to focus on all the things that don’t show up in a bank account.
So keep your chin up. From the ATL family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.
Earlier: Some Joy in Whoville!