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  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Former Associate Takes Skadden to Court

    Gary Green was an associate at Skadden in Los Angeles. About a year ago he was fired. On New Year’s Eve, Green filed a complaint against the firm and a number of partners and associates. Green’s complaint brings the fire. He alleges defamation, wrongful termination, tortious interference, and a host of other things. And he […]

    152 Comments / / Jan 8, 2009 at 6:06 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.08.09

    Gary Green was an associate at Skadden in Los Angeles. About a year ago he was fired. On New Year’s Eve, Green filed a complaint against the firm and a number of partners and associates. Green’s complaint brings the fire. He alleges defamation, wrongful termination, tortious interference, and a host of other things. And he […]

    29 Comments / / Jan 8, 2009 at 5:00 PM
  • Layoffs

    International Layoff Watch: Clifford Chance Knocks off 80 London Attorneys

    We mentioned this massive layoff from across the pond in today’s Morning Docket, but it seems like we need to devote a full post discussing the shocking news. Having already laid off 20 New York litigators, Clifford Chance today let go of 70 – 80 London lawyers. The Lawyer reports: In a statement, London managing […]

    90 Comments / / Jan 8, 2009 at 4:09 PM
  • Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Baker & McKenzie Joins the List

    The holidays are over. Now it’s time to get back to business, and in Biglaw these days that means getting back laying people off. Multiple tipsters report that there were layoffs at Baker & McKenzie this morning. The firm just confirmed the news: Therefore, consistent with our strategy and discipline, and in response to the […]

    137 Comments / / Jan 8, 2009 at 3:25 PM
  • Law School Deans, Law Schools

    University of Chicago Law School Listserv: The Dean of Students Weighs In

    Things just seem to be getting more and more draconian over that the University of Chicago Law School. Yesterday we reminded you of the school’s attempts to shut down internet access in class. The day before that we mentioned that some student was calling for an end to video games on personal laptops during lectures. […]

    65 Comments / / Jan 8, 2009 at 2:32 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day: My Toxic Love

    Getting a divorce is never a quick fix, even for a surgeon. You have to divide up the money, the property, the kids, the kidneys. A Long Island surgeon embroiled in a nearly four-year divorce proceeding wants his estranged wife to return the kidney he donated to her, although he says he’ll settle for $1.5 […]

    72 Comments / / Jan 8, 2009 at 1:03 PM
  • Layoffs, Midsize Firms / Regional Firms

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Parker Poe ‘Separates’ 13 Attorneys and Additional Staff

    Parker Poe, a Charlotte-based law firm, laid off 13 attorneys and an undisclosed number of support staffers yesterday. A firm spokesperson confirmed the news last night: Parker Poe did, today, separate 13 attorneys from our firm. The attorneys had less-than-one to 3 years of experience with our firm. Depending upon their years of service with […]

    21 Comments / / Jan 8, 2009 at 11:57 AM
  • Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Dickstein Shapiro

    Dickstein Shapiro sent a memo around the firm yesterday that was the bearer of much bad news. Not only did it announce a salary freeze for 2009, it officially announced layoffs that were conducted on Tuesday. Full e-mail after the jump, but here’s an excerpt: First, we have made a limited number of reductions in […]

    220 Comments / / Jan 8, 2009 at 11:06 AM
  • Sweet Hot Justice

    A Genius Like No Other

    [Ed. Note: The following piece was authored by “The Legal Tease” of Sweet Hot Justice fame. You can check out all of Legal Tease’s other evocative musings from Sweet Hot Justice here.] You know this guy, you do. Every Big Firm has at least one. You started hearing the lore about him your first week […]

    72 Comments / / Jan 8, 2009 at 10:09 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 01.08.09

    * Global Layoff Watch: Clifford Chance to cut as many as 80 attorneys in its London office. [Bloomberg] * Deloitte partner and tax attorney Steven Klig tried to blackmail the woman with whom he was having an affair. He wanted nude photos of her and threatened to send their sex videos to her family, blurring […]

    37 Comments / / Jan 8, 2009 at 9:07 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.07.09

    * Thanks to all the readers who chose Above the Law as their favorite law blawg for news & politics for the second year in a row! [ABA Journal] * Let’s keep the good times rolling. It’s time to vote in the 2008 Weblog Awards. [Weblog Awards] * It was only a matter of time […]

    16 Comments / / Jan 7, 2009 at 5:38 PM
  • Layoffs, Partner Issues

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Kirkland & Ellis Fires Non-Equity Partners

    Kirkland & Ellis has asked a number of non-equity partners to leave, multiple sources report. The timing is unclear, but they may have up to six months to pack their things. The number of laid-off non-equity partners — or “non-share partners,” in K&E parlance — is believed to hover somewhere between 15 and 25. Some […]

    233 Comments / / Jan 7, 2009 at 4:34 PM
  • Uncategorized

    Clifford Chance to Partners: Brother, Can You Spare… £100,000?

    Clifford Chance leadership to the rank-and-file partnership: “Partners, spread the wallets, so we can smell the juicy insides.” Associates, we feel your pain: slashed bonuses and salary freezes are bad news. But things could be worse: imagine having to pay your firm for the privilege of working there: [A]s a Christmas “bonus” this year, partners […]

    97 Comments / / Jan 7, 2009 at 3:33 PM
  • Law Schools

    War on Laptops

    A study conducted by Indiana University found that law students are more likely than other students to use their laptops in class. The study confirms our own internal data that shows that most law students enjoy having internet access on par with what can be achieved in Ghana. The ABA Journal smartly put the study […]

    86 Comments / / Jan 7, 2009 at 2:39 PM
  • Associate Advice, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx:
    Thank You For Being A Firm

    Dear ATL, I’m a 2L, and the firm I’m working for next summer sent me fairly nice and useful Christmas present. Should I write the recruiting team a thank-you note? I’m from the South, where we write thank you notes for anything and everything, but I don’t know what the New York/DC norm is and […]

    118 Comments / / Jan 7, 2009 at 1:32 PM
  • Politics

    It Looks Like Burris Is Going To Be The Next Senator From ‘Blogojevich’

    The New York Times is reporting that U.S. Senate Democrats will likely seat Roland Burris, Illinois Governer Rod Blagojevich’s pick to replace Barack Obama. Changing course, Senate Democrats emerged from a meeting with Senate appointee Roland Burris on Wednesday and set forth the legal steps under which they’re willing to welcome him into the Senate […]

    81 Comments / / Jan 7, 2009 at 12:31 PM
  • Plaintiffs Firms

    James Sokolove Doesn’t Fix Problems, But He Knows People Who Can

    There is a great profile in the Boston Magazine about attorney James Sokolove, a guy that advertises his legal services on T.V. so often I just assumed he didn’t actually exist. Apparently, he does exist, but his legal services don’t, at least not in the traditional sense: Despite his prodigious success and his omnipresent image […]

    93 Comments / / Jan 7, 2009 at 12:10 PM