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    Biglaw, Golf, Insider Trading, Partner Issues, Securities and Exchange Commission, White-Collar Crime

    Biglaw Partner Charged With Insider Trading On The Golf Course

    Caddyshack meets Wall Street as golfing buddies — including a pair of lawyers — are accused of insider trading.

    8 Comments / / Jul 15, 2014 at 12:54 PM
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    Barack Obama, Books, Golf, Insider Trading, Legal Ethics, Non-Sequiturs, Summer Associates, Tax Law

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.13.14

    * While you weren’t looking, Phil Mickelson was cleared of insider trading of Clorox options. How does Lefty get his reputation back? Shooting better than 70 at Pinehurst would help. [mitchellepner]

    * Lat reviews The Good Lawyer by Douglas O. Linder and Nancy Levit. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Canada grants asylum to Florida sex-offender. Maybe Canada can give a hand to Crystal Metheny. [National Post]

    * Lawyer charged with stealing from clients defends himself: “[Wife] had become accustomed to a lavish lifestyle that generated living expenses of $40K per month.” Well then! [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

    * Can President Obama just raise taxes unilaterally? Apparently so. [DealBook / New York Times (gavel bang: TaxProf Blog)]

    * So as I read this, someone who definitely bought prostitutes to influence people is accusing someone else of allegedly buying prostitutes to influence people. [Forbes]

    * How to make the most of your summer associate experience and not screw up spectacularly (though if you choose to screw up spectacularly, please do it in a reportable way). Video below… [Mimesis Law]

    1 Comment / / Jun 13, 2014 at 4:38 PM
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    Bad Ideas, Golf, Pornography, Sex

    Playboy Model Sues After Sticking A Golf Tee Up Her Butt Goes Wrong

    What could possibly go wrong?

    42 Comments / / Mar 14, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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    2nd Circuit, ACLU, David Boies, Golf, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, New Jersey, Non-Sequiturs, Sports, Videos

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.09.13

    * Good news if you’re a better golfer than your buddies: if you play in New Jersey, you’re not liable when another member of your group injures someone with an errant ball hit into the proverbial lumber yard. On the other hand, you’ll have to be in New Jersey. [The Legal Blitz]

    * Hank Greenberg continues his effort to throw roadblocks in the way of the NY AG investigation into AIG. Now he’s accusing the AAG on the case of ethical lapses, which is only fair since that’s what everyone else is accusing Greenberg of. [NY Daily News]

    * It’s official: Biglaw fees are unreasonable. At least by South Florida standards. [South Florida Lawyers]

    * A Nevada judge was charged with misdemeanor manslaughter in the death of a bicyclist. If convicted, he could spend up to six months in jail. I’d like to imagine this would play out a lot like when Rorschach went to prison. [Associated Press]

    * Congratulations to Jennifer J. Johnson on being named the new dean of Lewis & Clark. Try to avoid any censorship scandals! [Lewis & Clark]

    * If you’re in NYC tomorrow evening, the New York City Bar Association is hosting a free event titled “The First Amendment in an Age of Terror” featuring Professor Jonathan Hafetz of Seton Hall University School of Law; James Goodale of Debevoise & Plimpton; Judge Robert D. Sack; Spencer Ackerman, the U.S. National Security Editor for The Guardian; and Jameel Jaffer, Deputy Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union. [New York City Bar Association]

    * Syracuse College of Law students have an early Law Revue video for us. Strap in for a Mariah Carey parody that involves a baby getting a hatchet to the face. That sounds way darker than it really is. Video embedded below….

    4 Comments / / Dec 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    Affirmative Action, Federalist Society, Golf, Guns / Firearms, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Rankings, Sports

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.09.13

    * An analysis of Vijay Singh’s suit against the PGA. Any legal analysis that requires that much use of the phrase “deer antler spray” is worth it. [Sports Law Blog]

    * The highest paid state employee by state. If you’re a lawyer, you want to live in Maine. [Deadspin]

    * A visual representation of every Federalist Society event. [UChiLawGo]

    * Cheez-Its are really, really good. [Legal Juice]

    * “The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a bear cub with a gun. Or something.” [Bear Lawyer]

    * Professor Nick Rosenkranz wonders if a 50/50 quota is appropriate to generate intellectual diversity at law schools since Harvard Law seems to think that gender diversity merits a 50/50 quota. The answer is no. Thanks for playing. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Our own rankings guru Brian Dalton sat down for an interview about the new ATL Top 50 Law Schools rankings. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * And Elie went on Bloomberg to discuss our inaugural rankings, too….

    2 Comments / / May 9, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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    Books, Copyright, Football, Free Speech, Golf, Non-Sequiturs, Rape, Sports, Television

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.07.13

    * A senior litigation associate at Paul Hastings, Ryan Nier, has decided to participate in something called the Death Race, and it has nothing to do with the drive for partnership. This Death Race is 50-mile mountain endurance/obstacle race that takes somewhere between 24 and 48 straight hours to finish. Only a handful complete the race every year, and Nier is determined to be one of them. From what we’re told, Paul Hastings has been entirely supportive of Nier, which is cool because he’s using it as an opportunity to raise money for charity. But who knows how supportive they’ll be when they realize he won’t have Blackberry access on top of the mountain for 48 hours. For more information about the Death Race, check out the website. [The Death Race]

    * Law student golfing across the U.S. So, I take it summer associate gigs are still scarce? [Golf.com]

    * “Guess What the Air Force’s Chief of Sexual Assault Prevention Was Just Arrested For…” Hard to top that headline. [Lowering the Bar]

    * Harper Lee suing over “To Kill a Mockingbird” (affiliate link), alleging that the son-in-law of her literary agent botched the copyright. *Insert cheap Atticus Finch joke here* [Washington Post]

    * Gigi Jordan case gets even uglier with misconduct charges flying around. [Thompson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Dr. Phil is suing Gawker alleging that the website posted a video of the pop psychologist’s interview with Manti Te’o, stifling ratings. So Dr. Phil thinks his audience strongly overlaps with Gawker’s. I’m incredulous. [Yahoo! Sports]

    * This is why an over-aggressive cease and desist letter can get you into more trouble. Enter the world of the “miniature war-gaming community.” [Popehat]

    * A guide to the questions applicants need to be able to answer at OCI. The best? “Describe a situation when you had to think on your feet to extricate yourself from a difficult situation.” This provides insight into how the applicant will deal with virtually every situation that ever comes up in Biglaw. [Ms. JD]

    2 Comments / / May 7, 2013 at 5:13 PM
  • Peidmont Driving Club

    Alston & Bird, Golf, Partner Issues, Rudeness, Sports

    Alston & Bird Partner Calls Out Country Club For Allegedly Debauched Behavior

    A partner at a prominent Atlanta law firm has taken it upon himself to enforce standards of appropriate conduct at his allegedly debauched country club.

    30 Comments / / May 31, 2012 at 11:08 AM
  • 9th Circuit, Gay, Gay Marriage, Golf, Non-Sequiturs, Sports

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.21.12

    * It looks like Marcus Epstein landed on his feet. [One People’s Project] * A cop in Akron says he found a female judge and a female lawyer “half-naked, late at night in back of car reeking of booze.” Clearly, this is LeBron James’s fault. [Daily Mail] * An NYU Law grad and former WilmerHale […]

    3 Comments / / Feb 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM
  • Admin, Advertising, Announcements, Conferences / Symposia, Golf, Shameless Plugs, Technology, This Is an Ad

    Legal Technology Leadership Summit: An Update

    Our Legal Technology Leadership Summit is around the corner. It’s taking place from September 6 – 8 on Amelia Island, Florida. Check out the full agenda here, or take a look at the latest headlines, which identify some of the conference highlights: Spoliation Hearing on Deliberate Tape Destruction Slated for Amelia Island Legal Technology Leadership […]

    / Aug 10, 2011 at 3:02 PM
  • Admin, Advertising, Conferences / Symposia, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Golf, Shameless Plugs, Technology, This Is an Ad

    Legal Technology Leadership Summit: Fun in the Sun (and Some CLE Credits, Too)

    If you’re a golf fan, then you should seriously consider attending the 2011 Legal Technology Leadership Summit from September 6 – 8, at Amelia Island, Florida. Attendees will have the chance to go golfing with their legal colleagues shortly after noon on Tuesday, September 6. Regardless of skill level, foursomes (comprised of 3 golfers and […]

    / Aug 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM
  • Golf, Kids, Sports

    Milk, Milk, Lemonade, Around The Corner…

    When I was a little kid, my cousin and I set up a produce stand in front of my grandparents’ house. Splayed out on an uneven card table, we offered a variety of bruised, battered, and misshapen produce. From an oblong cantaloupe to a nicked-up watermelon, our “stand” carried the bounty of my grandfather’s patch […]

    25 Comments / / Jun 20, 2011 at 4:31 PM
  • Courtship Connection, Golf, Romance and Dating

    Courtship Connection: Gentlemen Bros Prefer Blondes

    Well, well, well. After a string of miserable failures unsuccessful matches, I’ve finally introduced two lawyers in Washington, D.C. who both filed motions with me for a second date. So how’d I do it? Throwing a blonde lawyer into the mix helped…

    57 Comments / / Mar 2, 2011 at 2:05 PM
  • Federal Judges, Golf, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.21.10

    * Professor Paul Caron has taken the data gathered by Princeton Review and come up with new law school rankings. Which school comes out on top? (Stanford is #2.) [TaxProf Blog] * Are business students better than law students at making clever musical parody videos? Check out “Those CBS Girls” (Columbia Business School girls), set […]

    14 Comments / / Dec 21, 2010 at 5:08 PM
  • Celebrities, Divorce Train Wrecks, Family Law, Golf, Hotties, Sports

    How Did McGuireWoods Land the Tiger Woods Divorce Case? With the Help of a Hottie….

    Yesterday we covered the divorce of golf sensation Tiger Woods and his stunningly beautiful wife, former model Elin Nordegren. We noted that Nordegren was represented by McGuireWoods. Although McGuireWoods is a top firm, especially in its home state of Virginia, it’s “not known for its matrimonial practice,” as Nathan Koppel of the WSJ Law Blog […]

    60 Comments / / Aug 24, 2010 at 12:32 PM
  • Celebrities, Divorce Train Wrecks, Family Law, Golf, Sports

    Breaking: Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren File for Divorce

    This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, given the acknowledged infidelity of golf superstar Tiger Woods, but now it’s official. Woods and his wife of over five years, Elin Nordegren, filed for divorce today in Bay County Circuit Court, Florida. The terms of the settlement were undisclosed. Their attorneys released a statement on behalf of […]

    51 Comments / / Aug 23, 2010 at 3:33 PM
  • Celebrities, Crime, Family Law, Gender, Golf, Sports, Violence

    Tiger Woods Must Keep His Mouth Shut

    UPDATE (3:07): The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) just held a press conference. FHP announced that Tiger Woods was found “at fault” in his traffic accident, guilty of careless driving. The fine is $164 and four points on his driving record. This ends the Florida Highway Patrol’s investigation. FHP determined “that there was insufficient evidence to […]

    161 Comments / / Dec 1, 2009 at 2:17 PM
  • Celebrities, Defamation, Gloria Allred, Golf, Sex, Sex Scandals, Sports, Violence

    Some Legal Angles on the Tiger Woods Story

    We mentioned L’Affaire Tiger Woods in Morning Docket (first three links), but since it was the big story of the long holiday weekend, we thought we’d revisit it in more detail. This story has a number of interesting legal angles. The most thorough coverage appears over at TMZ. Check out these posts, which thrown together […]

    83 Comments / / Nov 30, 2009 at 10:18 AM
  • Federal Judges, Golf, Sports

    Opinion of the Day: Giuliani v. Duke University

    May 2009 must be a month of mixed emotions for Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York mayor (and unsuccessful presidential candidate) Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani the younger sued Duke University for kicking him off the golf team. On the positive side, he graduated from Duke this month (even if he did miss the graduation ceremony). […]

    113 Comments / / May 21, 2009 at 10:21 AM

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