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Qui Tam: Dinner On The Firm

Ed. note: Please welcome Above the Law’s new poet-in-residence, Qui Tam. You can read the rest of his law-related poetry over here.

Dining out on the firm’s dime: a time-honored law firm tradition, and one of the perks I enjoyed as a summer associate and associate. A couple of many memorable experiences described below….

A Pitch

The Palm, Bruce McNall at the next table,
2 inch-thick filet and all the fixings,
And you ordered a fucking pinot grigio!
No wonder we lost that client.

The Worst Behavior of All Time

Just because you make a million or two and we’re in the private dining room
Doesn’t give you the right to treat the waiter like shit
Just for the hell of it.
I was so naïve in those days.


Qui Tam, a weekly column of poetry about the legal profession, is penned by an arrogant T1 law graduate, former Biglaw associate, and current in-house lawyer. You can reach Qui Tam by email: quitammer@hotmail.com.

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