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Biglaw, Kids, Women's Issues

The Life And Times Of A Biglaw Mommy

Mommy Dear, Esq. is currently trying to “have it all,” “lean in,” and sometimes even cook dinner. She is very, very tired.

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  • Job Survey, Wall Street

    Associate Life Survey: Scarier Than A Slumping Bear?

    Back in March, we found that 27% of ATL readers — and a third of ATL readers in New York — thought the Bear Stearns collapse would hurt their careers. With Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy this morning, and Merrill Lynch selling itself to Bank of America, after “a marathon series of meetings at Wachtell, […]

    32 Comments / / Sep 15, 2008 at 12:57 PM
  • Lawyer of the Day

    Lawyers of the Day: Lewis Moon and David Bedford

    Back in March, we found that 27% of ATL readers — and a third of ATL readers in New York — thought the Bear Stearns collapse would hurt their careers. With Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy this morning, and Merrill Lynch selling itself to Bank of America, after “a marathon series of meetings at Wachtell, […]

    16 Comments / / Sep 15, 2008 at 12:04 PM
  • Eliot Spitzer, Insurance

    Eric Dinallo Is Back In The Spotlight

    Make no mistake: the future of AIG is in the hands of Eric Dinallo, superintendent of insurance for New York State. Insurance companies are regulated by many different agencies, but because so many of the companies are incorporated in New York, the state’s superintendent of insurance becomes the de-facto primary regulator. Dinallo led the charge […]

    19 Comments / / Sep 15, 2008 at 11:24 AM
  • Uncategorized

    Law Firm Merger Mania: Orrick Expands Into The Old World

    The dollar is dead anyway, so why would a law firm look to expand it’s American operation? Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is reaching out to Europe by merging with the German firm of Hölters & Elsing. Evidently, Hölters & Elsing was looking at a number of American partners, but Orrick offered the best deal. According […]

    18 Comments / / Sep 15, 2008 at 10:23 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 09.15.08

    * While the vultures descend on Lehman, another big company joins the death watch. Insurance giant American International Group is looking to sell off its major assets. [New York Times] * Does $10 for unlimited monthly text messaging seem high to you? Maybe it will change. An antitrust class action suit has been filed against […]

    16 Comments / / Sep 15, 2008 at 9:45 AM
  • Musical Chairs

    Got an Axiom To Grind?

    There is a lot of career angst among Biglaw associates. Especially these days. And legal recruiters often to try to tap into that ennui to convince associates to change firms or lifestyles (and use their services of course). But we can’t recall a recruiter trying to start an associate revolution. That is pretty much what […]

    85 Comments / / Sep 12, 2008 at 6:51 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs 9.12.08

    * Now you see this? You see Electronic Arts coming around the corner making their video games, not bothering anybody? Then BOOM, Lucian Bebchuk comes in right here and WHAP knocks EA down with a harassing lawsuit move. [Business Associations Blog] * See. The police really do hassle people in big cities. [Simple Justice] * […]

    14 Comments / / Sep 12, 2008 at 5:53 PM
  • 2nd Circuit, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, Harvard, Kramer Levin, New York Times, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 9.7: No Ordinary Love

    For the commenters who yearn to see more “ordinary” couples in the Legal Eagle Wedding Watch, we commend this pair to your attention. The groom is a radio personality, and the bride has a JD from Loyola. They seem likable and . . . ordinary. Is this the type of couple our readership craves? Should […]

    / Sep 12, 2008 at 4:05 PM
  • Jury Duty, O.J. Simpson

    “F(*& The Po-lice” — NWA

    O.J. Simpson is set to stand trial, but this time the jury is all white (“So it’s all right,” says Chris Rock). But let’s dig beyond identity politics for a moment. Over at Deliberations they’ve posted a study that looks at jury issues based on jurisdiction, instead of ethnic origin. The study compares juries from […]

    62 Comments / / Sep 12, 2008 at 10:24 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 09.12.08

    * New York criminal defense lawyer Robert Simels has been spending too much time with the bad guys. He was arrested yesterday for trying to “eliminate and neutralize witnesses” in a drug-trafficking case. [Bloomberg] * Judge sides with the Federal Election Commission, putting the muzzle on The Real Truth About Obama. [Associated Press] * The […]

    144 Comments / / Sep 12, 2008 at 9:07 AM
  • Biglaw, Social Networking Websites, Technology, Twittering

    Yammer Wants To Bring Twitter To Your Firm

    Just to be clear, I substantially agree with Futurelawyer on the abject horror of twittering. If God wanted people to have Twitter pages he wouldn’t have made sphincters; there are some things that should be kept inside until the appropriate time. Given that, it is disturbing that Yammer took home the top prize at TechCrunch50. […]

    26 Comments / / Sep 11, 2008 at 6:30 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.11.08

    * Trial lawyers think the discovery process is broken. Don’t worry first year associates, nobody listens to silly trial lawyers. [BLT: Blog of the Legal Times] * Some people like to use plagiarism detection software to figure out which briefs SCOTUS justices find persuasive. We’d like to use it to make fun of lazy SCOTUS […]

    29 Comments / / Sep 11, 2008 at 5:30 PM