* Michael Hausfeld was dismissed from Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll via a note on his chair. Wasn’t this a Sex in the City episode? [Drug and Device Law].
* Obama is already doing his part to help IP lawyers. Great. Because those are the guys that need even more work. [The Smoking Gun]
* Top Public Interest Law Schools. Good luck to the coming class of public interest graduates. [Tax Prof Blog]
* A new iphone application checks your blood-alcohol level and calls you a lawyer. “Then Moses said to Steve Jobs, ‘What did these people do to you, that you have brought such great sin upon them?’ And Jobs said, ‘Do not let the anger of my lord burn; you know the people yourself, that they are prone to evil. For they said to me, Make a God for us who will go before us.” — The Gospel according to iPhone. [Legal Blog Watch]
* Remember that part of American history when Texas was its own country? Wasn’t that cool? Couldn’t Texas and the rest of America just have an amicable, no-fault divorce? Texas can keep custody of Oklahoma while America gets to repossess everybody from Austin. [Legal Pad]
* An IP Blawg Review. Or: a Blawg Review for lawyers with jobs.
* The Governator seeks to terminate one day of wages a month for state workers. [Wage Law]
* Melissa Ethridge is threatening to not pay her taxes because of Prop 8. Anybody else think that this issue has been “settled?” [Popsquire]
* Let me get this straight. The Airline industry is suing the TSA for unfair and arbitrary fees. This would be the same Airline industry that now charges you a fee for looking out the window? And they’re suing the TSA over … fees? Only in America. [The BLT: Blog of the Legal Times]
* Time for an election review. I mean a Blawg Review. I mean a Blawg Review of elections. Oh, well, you get the point. (Hat tip: Guy Kawasaki for posting the picture above to twitter.) [The Faculty Lounge via Blawg Review]
* Milberg Weiss hires a ringer to win a lawyer league basketball game against the Food Bank of New York. That adds up to a law firm cheating to win an exhibition against a charity. But the Food Bank lawyers responded in the only reasonable way. [Supreme Dicta]
* Don’t forget to bid for Item #16, a fun night with Kash and Lat while I drunkenly murder a homophone in the background. [Equal Justice Foundation]
Jiminy jillickers! ATL editors are going all over the place over the next month or so. Or at least all over the Eastern Seaboard. If we aren’t heading to your neck of the woods on these trips, never fear, we may hit you up on the next time around. We’ve already hit up Houston, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in the past year.
Kinney Recruiting’sEvan Jowers is currently in Hong Kong for client meetings and still has a few slots available through October 22. Evan will also be in Hong Kong November 14 to December 15. Further, Robert Kinney has been in Frankfurt and Munich this week and is available for meetings with our Germany based readers.
One of our key law firm clients has referred us to one of their important clients in the US, Europe and China – a leading global technology supplier for the auto industry – in order to handle their search for a new Asia General Counsel and Asia Chief Compliance Officer.
Kinney is exclusively handling this in-house search.
This position will have a lot of responsibility and include supervision of eight attorneys underneath them in the Asia in-house team. The new hire will report directly to the global general counsel and global chief compliance officer, who is based in the US. The new hire’s ability to make judgement calls is going to be as important as their technical skill set background.
The position is based in Shanghai and will deal with the company’s operations all over Asia and also in India, including frequent acquisitions in the region.
It is expected that the new hire will come from a top US firm’s Shanghai, Beijing or Hong Kong offices, currently in a top flight corporate practice at the senior associate, counsel or partner level. Of course, the candidate can be currently in a relevant in-house role.
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