Laurie Lin

Laurie Lin is a former D.C. Biglaw associate now living in Charleston, West Virginia with her husband and sons. You can also find her on the Charleston Gazette-Mail op-ed page or West Virginia Public Broadcasting's "Front Porch" podcast. Follow her on Twitter (@wvpundette) or send wedding-related tips to her at

Posts by Laurie Lin

  • Harvard, New York Times, UVA Law, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 4.26: Irish I-Dos

    There are certain phrases you don’t expect to encounter in the same wedding announcement. “U2’s The Edge” and “associate counsel to President George W. Bush” probably fit that bill. And yet one of this week’s weddings manages just that curious alchemy, and more. Here are this week’s finalists: 1. Robyn Neblett and Jermaine Fanfair 2. […]

    / May 1, 2009 at 2:05 PM
  • Akin Gump, New York Times, Weddings, Williams & Connolly

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 4.19: Partnership Prospects

    The first weekend after Easter traditionally marks the beginning of High Wedding Season, where the weekly NYT fodder switches from merely interesting to heart-stoppingly impressive. This year is no exception, as last Sunday’s pages were chock-full of prestigious lawyer couplings. Here are the three best: 1. Dena Ringold and David Gossett 2. Ashley Potter and […]

    / Apr 24, 2009 at 4:00 PM
  • Contests, New York Times, Reader Polls, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch: Couple of the Month Results

    Voting has ended for last week’s Couple of the Month polls, so it’s time to announce the winners. The January poll was extremely close; the February and March crowns were captured decisively by couples associated with the Obama machine and the Kennedy dynasty, respectively. Check out the results, after the jump.

    / Apr 23, 2009 at 4:02 PM
  • Cardozo Law School, Goldman Sachs, Harvard, New York Times, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 3.15: The Brides of March

    It’s NCAA Tournament time, which means that if you get married this weekend or the next two, your guests will be cursing you as they surreptitiously refresh their BlackBerries. We therefore applaud this week’s brides, who planned their weddings for this past weekend, before the madness struck. They are — if we may say so […]

    / Mar 20, 2009 at 2:30 PM
  • 1st Circuit, Harvard, Harvard Law Review, Michael Boudin, New York Times, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 3.8: Upper Register

    Just two lawyer weddings show up on the Legal Eagle Wedding Watch this week, but both are vigorous, Ivy-licious contenders. There’s even a juicy clerkship in the mix to herald the approach of spring! Here are our finalists: 1. Allison Podell and Bradley Saft 2. Dina Mishra and Benjamin Shultz More about these couples’ qualifications, […]

    / Mar 13, 2009 at 2:55 PM
  • New York Times, UVA Law, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 3.1: Love, Sweet Love

    Marking a new low for the legal industry, there was only one practicing lawyer in the NYT weddings section this week. We were able to round out our contestant list with a 3L and a non-practicing JD, but LEWW remains alarmed about this decline in our profession’s visibility. We hope there is no truth to […]

    / Mar 6, 2009 at 2:21 PM
  • Cardozo Law School, New York Times, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 2.22: Six Non Blondes

    We interrupt today’s blood-letting to bring you the latest from the NYT weddings page. In keeping with the dark mood around here, all of this week’s contestants are brunettes. Here they are: 1. Sophie Jensen and Robert Lalley 2. Vicky Hallett and Jeffrey Miller 3. Gillian Deutch and Daniel Solinsky See which of these newlyweds […]

    / Feb 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM
  • New York Times, UVA Law, Weddings, White House Counsel

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 2.15: First-Rate

    There was no LEWW last Friday because last week’s wedding pages were even bleaker than the Biglaw employment news. We’ve bounced back nicely, though, because Valentine’s Day fell on a Saturday this year, making this week’s weddings section a February feast of premium nuptial news. We present three outstanding couples for your consideration: 1. Parisa […]

    / Feb 20, 2009 at 1:21 PM
  • Cardozo Law School, Howrey LLP, New York Times, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 2.1: Cy For Me

    Remember Lisa Loeb? She got married last week. She’s 40 and still wearing those funky glasses. Unfortunately, she didn’t marry a lawyer, so she isn’t eligible to be one of finalists. Here they are (only two this week): 1. Emily Rubin and Daniel Feldman 2. Leah Yoon and Cyrus Frelinghuysen Read more about these couples, […]

    / Feb 6, 2009 at 3:11 PM
  • New York Times, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 1.25: Plane-Spoken

    Some of our friendly commenters frequently gripe about the high number of Rabbi-officiated weddings featured in this space. They’ll be delighted to know that only one of our three weddings this week is a straight-up Rabbi wedding. The others were jointly officiated by a Rabbi and a Mennonite minister and a Rabbi and a bankruptcy […]

    / Jan 30, 2009 at 4:03 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.26.09

    * Can law firms evolve? Because right now they look a lot like a T-Rex right after the Chicxulub blast. [Ideoblog] * Here’s a chart showing how California law schools stacked up against each other in terms of bar passage rates. Berkeley < USC & UCLA. This would never have happened at "Boalt." [TaxProf Blog] […]

    36 Comments / / Jan 26, 2009 at 5:10 PM
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Partner Profits

    Buchanan Ingersoll: Timing is Everything

    Everybody has to sacrifice to survive in the new “economy” (if that’s what we’re still calling it). Today, we’ve received word that Buchanan Ingersoll could be asking partners to shoulder part of the burden. A tipster explains: Buchanan Ingersoll was not able to pay nonequity partners any of their holdback at year end and equity […]

    51 Comments / / Jan 26, 2009 at 3:12 PM
  • Death Penalty, Lawyer of the Day

    Death Row Inmate Wants to be on Florida Supreme Court

    One thing that has become clear to me since I started at ATL is that people in prison have a lot of time on their hands. A lot of time. We regularly receive handwritten letters from pro se litigants complaining that the judge who sent them to prison is “above the law.” Michael Lambrix has […]

    53 Comments / / Jan 26, 2009 at 2:14 PM
  • Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs: Goodwin Procter’s Gains or MoFo’s Losses?

    Two big name rainmakers are leaving Morrison & Foerster for Goodwin Procter. According to a Goodwin Procter email: Goodwin Procter announced today a major expansion of its Financial Services Group with the addition of two nationally-recognized attorneys, Robert M. Kurucza and Marco E. Adelfio. Kurucza joins as co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services Group. Both […]

    63 Comments / / Jan 26, 2009 at 12:46 PM
  • No Offers, Summer Associates

    Open Thread: It’s Going to be an Interesting Summer

    The summer of 2009 should be very different from past summers of fun and excess. Many are expecting this summer to be a twelve week (or ten week, or eight week) “job interview” that current Biglaw associates didn’t really have to go through. This shouldn’t come as a galloping shock to A) regular ATL readers, […]

    147 Comments / / Jan 26, 2009 at 11:49 AM
  • Lawyer of the Day, Regent University School of Law

    Lawyer of the Day: Former Regent Dean Guilty of Sexual Abuse

    Maybe Stephen McPherson, former Assistant Dean for student affairs at Regent University School of Law, just likes working with young people. Really young people. The former Regent administrator pleaded guilty to sexually abusing children: McPherson, 39, of Chesapeake entered guilty pleas to two counts of forcible sodomy and two counts of object sexual penetration. He […]

    52 Comments / / Jan 26, 2009 at 10:01 AM
  • Associate Bonus Watch 2008, Chadbourne & Parke, Salary Freeze

    Associate Bonus Watch And Nationwide Pay Freeze Watch: Chadbourne & Parke

    We haven’t yet gotten our hands on the Chadbourne & Parke bonus memo, but a firm spokesperson confirmed what the general numbers look like. According to the spokesperson: “Our bonuses are on Cravath, Half-Skadden, scale. Individual bonus determinations are based upon individual performance and pro rated for part time attorneys and attorneys who have been […]

    109 Comments / / Jan 23, 2009 at 6:04 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.23.09

    * Today, there were layoffs at Choate. No, not that Choate (well maybe that Choate, it’s not like that Choate is Andover or Exeter) but the other Choate. [Boston Common Law] * Traffic stats of law blogs. Yay readers! [Avvo] * I wonder if I would understand this better if I had ever seen the […]

    27 Comments / / Jan 23, 2009 at 5:45 PM