July 2009

  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.22.09

    * I believe it was the great Rocky Balboa who once said “If I can change, and yous can change, then maybe we all cannnnwrrrgghhlubbbbb.” [Copyranter] * Some jobs can only get done properly in the Bronx. [New York Personal Injury Law Blog] * Don’t Go To Law School ™, now available in list form. […]

    21 Comments / / Jul 22, 2009 at 5:44 PM
  • Deferral Stipend, Start Dates

    Quinn Defers Half of the Incoming First Years in S.F. & Silicon Valley

    If you are an incoming first year at Quinn Emanuel’s San Francisco or Silicon Valley office, you are probably on the final stretch of your CA bar exam preparations. If so, please stop reading this post right now. We don’t want to put any extra pressure on you guys. For everybody else, you might be […]

    215 Comments / / Jul 22, 2009 at 4:15 PM
  • Going Concern

    Where is Jack McCoy When You Need Him?

    There are still so many people to sue in the wake of the Bernie Madoff scandal. Going Concern has listed the accounting firms most at risk. Isn’t this a perfect opportunity for a crusading prosecutor? Screw crime and punishment, what is wrong with some good, ol’ fashioned monetary revenge? Check out the full post on […]

    / Jul 22, 2009 at 3:48 PM
  • Summer Associates

    Schulte Summers: Try To Chill Out and Work The Problem

    The Above the Law tips line achieved a critical mass of Schulte Roth chatter after a summer associate meeting at the firm yesterday. We’ve contacted various parties who were at the meeting and the firm itself. Here is what went down. Over the course of the meeting Jeffrey A. Lenobel, a member of the firm’s […]

    114 Comments / / Jul 22, 2009 at 2:52 PM
  • Blogging, Harvard, Police, Racism

    Gatesgate: More Links From Around The Web

    This morning, we mentioned that Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. talked to the Washington Post about his arrest (the charges have already been dropped). But there is a lot of chatter around the web about this instance of racial profiling — or honest mistake, depending on your point of view. Writing for the Daily Beast, […]

    286 Comments / / Jul 22, 2009 at 2:17 PM
  • Salary Cuts

    Troutman Sanders: Mystery Meeting Follow Up

    You know what that graphic means, don’t you? Yesterday, we told you that there would be a big meeting at Troutman Sanders today. The meeting has concluded and we can now report on the news from the firm. Here is the statement a Troutman spokesperson provided to Above the Law: Responding to changing market conditions […]

    99 Comments / / Jul 22, 2009 at 1:33 PM
  • Uncategorized

    More Trauma For Duke Law School Students

    This seems like a stressful time to be enrolled at Duke Law School. The news of firms pulling out of on-campus interviewing at the school continues to grow. The latest big name firms to partially pull out of Duke recruiting are DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis. Here’s the email Duke students received late last […]

    169 Comments / / Jul 22, 2009 at 12:47 PM
  • Job Searches, Layoffs, Notes from the Breadline

    Notes from the Breadline: All I Can Do Is Write About It

    Ed. note: Welcome to the latest installment of “Notes from the Breadline,” a column by a laid-off lawyer in New York. Prior columns are collected here. You can reach Roxana St. Thomas by email (at roxanastthomas@gmail.com), follow her on Twitter, or find her on Facebook.The beauty of being unemployed in the summer is that, well, […]

    137 Comments / / Jul 22, 2009 at 11:35 AM
  • 9th Circuit, Conferences / Symposia, Federal Judges, Kathleen Sullivan, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    At the Ninth Circuit Conference: Kathleen Sullivan and Janet Napolitano

    Greetings from the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. We’ve been having a great time schmoozing with federal judicial celebrities, here in lovely (but surprisingly chilly) Monterey. Yesterday we participated in an excellent panel discussion about the future of journalism, together with some boldface names: Linda Greenhouse (moderator), former Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times; […]

    19 Comments / / Jul 22, 2009 at 10:32 AM
  • Celebrities, Sports, Television

    Bingham McCutchen Takes Erin Andrews Mega-case

    We already mentioned the Erin Andrews situation this morning. The ESPN anchor was spied on through a peephole at a hotel. Andrews is considering her actions, and she has retained counsel. Bingham McCutchen will be taking on this high-profile case. Here is the statement from Bingham’s Marshall B. Grossman: While alone in the privacy of […]

    100 Comments / / Jul 22, 2009 at 9:34 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 07.22.09

    * ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was secretly taped by a peephole videographer. Now the naked tape has made the rounds on the Internet. (Before you search, beware of viruses.) Her lawyer says Andrews plans to pursue criminal and civil charges against the peeper. [Fox News] * “Morgan Lewis signals Armageddon.” [AmLaw Daily] * Deutsche Bank […]

    35 Comments / / Jul 22, 2009 at 8:43 AM
  • Uncategorized

    Mystery Meeting at Troutman Sanders

    History repeats itself. Back in March, we wrote in advance about a mystery meeting at Troutman Sanders. At that meeting, the firm announced a voluntary departure program for staff, as well as looming layoffs for lawyers. The firm never provided numbers on those attorney layoffs, but it appears that approximately 28 lawyers were affected. Troutman […]

    75 Comments / / Jul 22, 2009 at 4:10 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.21.09

    * Yet another sports figure is accused of sexual assault. This time it’s Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. [TMZ] * How to get out of paying your ex-wife $2.5 million: go to jail for 14 years. [Lowering the Bar] * A Pennsylvania prisoner, serving time as a sex offender, sued to get porn while in […]

    52 Comments / / Jul 21, 2009 at 6:13 PM
  • Li-ann Thio

    Dr. Li-ann Thio: An Online Petition

    There’s a minor new development in the saga of Dr. Li-ann Thio, the NYU visiting law professor whose views on homosexuality have made her the legal academic everyone loves to hate. It’s an online petition, addressed to the NYU law school and university administration, expressing “deep dissatisfaction with New York University School of Law’s appointment […]

    185 Comments / / Jul 21, 2009 at 4:54 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day: Don’t Tase and Threaten Me With Sodomy, Bro.

    The use of tasers by police officers is occasionally controversial (See Man bursts into flames after Taser shock and Police Officer Tases Great Grandmother). When minors are involved, taser use becomes even more controversial. When the taser use on a minor is followed by sodomy threats… well, that warrants a lawsuit and an ATL post. […]

    58 Comments / / Jul 21, 2009 at 3:48 PM
  • Career Alternatives, Job Searches, Paralegals

    Can’t find work? Paralegal for Weil Gotshal

    The legal job market is a little dicey right now, leading some law grads to question the worth of their shiny new J.D. degree. Suffolk Law grads — and not just the ones who can’t get dates — are really questioning the value of their degrees, after an ill-timed job advertisement from Weil Gotshal & […]

    236 Comments / / Jul 21, 2009 at 2:42 PM
  • Lawyer of the Day, Sports

    ‘Crotchety’ Lawyer of the Day: Johann Scott Scrimshire

    Johann Scott Scrimshire is a Minneapolis attorney who likes to let it all hang out. He specializes in criminal defense and business corporate law, but is apparently unfamiliar with laws dealing with public nudity. From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Johann Scott Scrimshire, 42, was arrested about 6 a.m. near Calhoun Parkway after a 911 call […]

    38 Comments / / Jul 21, 2009 at 1:41 PM
  • Law Schools

    Missing UNLV Professor Says: ‘I did not just disappear.’

    Yesterday, we told you about the strange case of the UNLV Constitutional Law professor who went “missing,” causing all of her students to receive a grade of “pass” in her 1L course. Some students argued that the change in the grading system disadvantaged students that were hoping to make it onto the law review. The […]

    81 Comments / / Jul 21, 2009 at 12:52 PM