Martin Lipton

  • Snoop_Dogg_snapped_attending_a_press_conference_in

    John Roberts, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Martin Lipton, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    What Would Chief Justice Snoop Dogg Sound Like?

    There’s a website that translates pages into Snoop-speak. We use that on some bios and SCOTUS opinions.

    27 Comments / / Oct 25, 2013 at 1:06 PM
  • Martin Lipton?

    Attorney Misconduct, Clerkships, Deaths, Drugs, Education / Schools, Gay, Gay Marriage, Legal Ethics, Martin Lipton, Money, Morning Docket, Murder, Police, Privacy, SCOTUS, Sentencing Law, Shira Scheindlin, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Clerks

    Morning Docket: 08.16.13

    * Former SCOTUS clerks earn more money for having clerked at the high court than SCOTUS justices earn for their yearly salaries. Consider how ridiculous that is. [The Economist]

    * As it turns out, the National Security Agency oversteps its legal authority thousands of times each year, but that’s only because it’s a “human-run agency.” [Washington Post]

    * Federal judges have come together to bemoan sequestration. “We do not have projects or programs to cut; we only have people.” Eep! Don’t give them any ideas. [National Law Journal]

    * Ready, set, lawgasm! The comment period for proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure opened up yesterday, and yet again, e-discovery rules are on the table for debate. [Forbes]

    * NYU professors want Martin Lipton to step down from the school’s board of trustees, but the Wachtell Lipton founding partner has had a honey badger-esque response — he don’t give a s**t. [Am Law Daily]

    * As was widely expected, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s army of New York City lawyers will soon take the first step to appeal Judge Shira Scheindlin’s stop-and-frisk ruling. [New York Law Journal (sub. req.)]

    * A West Virginia judge was federally indicted for attempting to frame his secretary’s husband with drug charges. Did we mention that the secretary is the judge’s ex-lover? Quite dramatic. [Charleston Gazette]

    * Consortium: Not just for straight couples. A same-sex couple in Pennsylvania is trying to appeal the dismissal of a loss of consortium claim in light of the Supreme Court’s Windsor ruling. [Legal Intelligencer]

    * Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka poseur heir Clark Rockefeller, was just sentenced to 27 years to life in prison in a California cold-case murder. Maybe Lifetime will make a sequel to that god-awful movie. [Toronto Star]

    * Jacques Vergès, defender of notorious villains and perpetual devil’s advocate, RIP. [New York Times]

    16 Comments / / Aug 16, 2013 at 9:11 AM
  • Lana Landis: You'd giver her all of your money, too.

    4th Circuit, Bar Exams, Biglaw, Deaths, Divorce Train Wrecks, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Law Schools, Martin Lipton, Money, Morning Docket, Samuel Alito, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 07.18.13

    * It’s Alito time, bitch! If you were wondering about any of the cases in which the justice recused himself last year, his latest financial disclosure report is quite telling. [Blog of Legal Times]

    * Yet another appellate court has ruled that Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB were unconstitutional. Alright, we get it, just wait for the Supreme Court to rule. [TPM LiveWire]

    * Hey baby, nice package: With stock awards soaring, general counsel at some of the world’s largest companies had a great year in 2012 in terms of compensation. [Corporate Counsel]

    * NYU Law professors want Martin Lipton of Wachtell Lipton to swallow a poison pill and step down from the school’s board of trustees over his ties to the University’s unpopular president. [Am Law Daily]

    * Now that they’ve stopped acting like the doll they were arguing about in court, MGA has put aside its differences with Orrick to amicably settle a fee dispute in the Bratz case. [National Law Journal]

    * Who needs to go on a post-bar vacation when you can take a vacation while you’re studying for the bar? This is apparently a trend right now among recent law school graduates. Lucky! [New York Times]

    * A man puts assets into his pin-up wife’s name on advice of counsel, she files for divorce, and the firm allegedly takes her as a client. This obviously happened in Florida. [Daily Business Review (sub. req.)]

    * David Schubert, the deputy DA who prosecuted Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars, RIP. [Las Vegas Sun]

    4 Comments / / Jul 18, 2013 at 9:05 AM
  • Blogging, Martin Lipton, Mergers and Acquisitions, Weirdness

    The Marty Lipton Fan Blog

    We should have written about this earlier — in fact, weeks earlier, since it has been up since early August. But sometimes things fall through the cracks, emails get caught in our spam filter, etc. Anyway, better late than never. From a helpful reader: check out this blog. it’s sort of a one trick pony, […]

    18 Comments / / Sep 27, 2007 at 12:30 PM
  • Food, Martin Lipton, Movies

    The Perils of Popcorn

    At our former law firm, the making of microwave popcorn was strictly prohibited. Marty Lipton didn’t like the hallways smelling like a movie theater. As we previously observed, “When you’re trying to close a billion-dollar deal, a sudden hankering for a 32-ounce Coke can be very distracting.” So… Is the City of Seattle about to […]

    9 Comments / / Jun 14, 2007 at 1:00 PM
  • Biglaw, Martin Lipton, Mergers and Acquisitions

    Musical Chairs: Wachtell Lipton Snags a Paul Weiss Partner

    Here’s some news about an unusual move at our former employer, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz (at right: founding partner Marty Lipton). From the American Lawyer (via the WSJ Law Blog): After losing two partners in recent months, Wachtell Lipton has quietly hired Michael Segal, the former cohead of executive compensation and benefits at Paul, […]

    23 Comments / / Apr 20, 2007 at 10:11 AM
  • Eliot Spitzer, Food, Hillary Clinton, Martin Lipton, Money, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Richard Posner, Sex, State Judges, Tort Reform

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.03.07

    * Having your cake — and screwing it, too? [Overlawyered] * If your cake contains trans fats, Judge Posner — who’s rumored to enjoy grapefruit for dessert — will take it away from you, and dump it in the trash. [Becker-Posner Blog] * Marty Lipton’s theory of executive compensation: “I make tons of money, and […]

    2 Comments / / Jan 3, 2007 at 11:25 PM
  • Bonuses, Dick Grasso, Fashion, Martin Lipton, Money, Nauseating Things, Non-Sequiturs, NYSE, Pets, Prisons

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.14.06

    * In the 7th grade, we abided by the “one best friend” law, so we could totally pledge our loyalty to just one dog who also definitely wouldn’t steal our boyfriend. [New York Times] * German Chancellor Angela Merkel admits to an incident of youthful “corruption,” but would you have rather she bartered sexual favors […]

    1 Comment / / Nov 14, 2006 at 5:53 PM
  • Biglaw, Fabulosity, Martin Lipton, Money, Musical Chairs, Partner Issues, Partner Profits

    Musical Chairs: Wachtell Lipton’s New Partners

    Wachtell Lipton, the obscenely profitable and dazzlingly prestigious New York law firm, just elected three lawyers to its millionaires’ club partnership. By firm tradition, the partnership vote takes place on Election Day each year. Expect an official announcement tomorrow; we bring you the news today. The three lucky, talented, and hardworking new partners are: — […]

    1 Comment / / Nov 7, 2006 at 4:20 PM
  • Biglaw, Bonuses, Martin Lipton, Nauseating Things, Skaddenfreude

    Skaddenfreude: Wachtell Lipton’s ‘Midyear Bonuses’

    This just in: Earlier this month, M&A powerhouse Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz bestowed generous “mid-year bonuses” upon its associates. The dough was distributed “without prejudice” to Wachtell Lipton’s legendary year-end bonuses, which in recent years have come in anywhere between 40 to 80 percent of an associate’s base salary. (WLRK’s base salaries are already […]

    0 Comments / / Sep 15, 2006 at 10:51 AM