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Why Are D.C. Lawyers Such Frigging Babies?

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  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 12.26.08

    * Every president over the past 30 years has had to speak with a federal prosecutor. “Here the guy hasn’t even gotten his tuxedo for the ball yet and already there’s a prosecutor who wants to talk him,” says Skadden’s Robert Bennett, about Barack Obama’s new record for being interviewed by investigators in the Blagojevich […]

    74 Comments / / Dec 26, 2008 at 9:08 AM
  • Admin, Announcements, Holidays and Seasons

    Happy Holidays from ATL!

    To those of you who celebrate it, Merry Christmas! We hope you’ve been spending the holiday in the company of family and friends, rather than at the office — or in front of a computer screen. But if you are stuck at work right now, here’s a little post to let you know that we’re […]

    31 Comments / / Dec 25, 2008 at 9:15 PM
  • Barack Obama, Dreier, Eliot Spitzer, Elizabeth Halverson, Reader Polls, Rod Blagojevich

    Associate Life Survey: Lawyer of the Year

    In Monday’s ATL / Lateral Link survey, we asked you to cast your vote for the 2008 ATL Lawyer of the Year. More than three thousand ballots were cast, but there can be only one Lawyer of the Year. Starting at the bottom, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich may not have hit the very lowest point […]

    48 Comments / / Dec 24, 2008 at 4:25 PM
  • Associate Bonus Watch 2008, Bonuses

    Associate Bonus Watch: Mayer Brown

    Mayer Brown has wished its NYC associates a merry Christmas Eve with bonuses matching the New York market (a.k.a. the Cravath/half-Skadden model). Our tipster tells us there is no official word as to pay raises for 2009. This announcement comes a month after Mayer announced layoffs of 33 attorneys, as well as administrative staff. Our […]

    89 Comments / / Dec 24, 2008 at 3:02 PM
  • Salary Freeze, Venable

    Nationwide Pay Freeze Watch: Venable

    The 2009 salary freeze is steadily spreading through the bottom half of the Vault 100 firms. Yesterday, Venable held a firm-wide meeting to discuss bonuses and salary. Our tipster reports that Venable is hopping on the crowded pay freeze bandwagon. Looks like we’re paying out “normal” bonuses (i.e. well below market) to those who billed […]

    80 Comments / / Dec 24, 2008 at 1:26 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 12.24.08

    * Our old friend Marc Dann is back in the news. The Inspector General report on Dann say he turned the Ohio AG’s office into a “house of scandal.” The many outrageous happenings in the Dannimal House included his hiring of a bunch of young ladies that he called the “Dannettes” whose conduct and dress […]

    29 Comments / / Dec 24, 2008 at 8:55 AM
  • Associate Bonus Watch 2008

    Associate Bonus Watch: Proskauer Matches NYC Market, Even in L.A.

    So much for O’Melveny & Myers setting the bonus market for L.A. Proskauer Rose announced their bonuses this afternoon, and they will be paying the Cravath scale across all of their offices. That’s good news if you’re in Boston, expected news if you’re in New York, and a slightly disappointing confrontation with reality if you’re […]

    72 Comments / / Dec 23, 2008 at 6:11 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.23.08

    * “Does Your Law Firm Face-block? Take this Survey!” [Stem Legal] * News you can use: how to drink in a work-related context. Hey ladies: “some male attorneys will probably try to get you drunk in order to hook up with you.” [Concurring Opinions] * Written without irony by Eliot Spitzer: “As Justice Brandeis observed, […]

    22 Comments / / Dec 23, 2008 at 5:07 PM
  • Feminism, Gender, Women's Issues

    Twelve Crises for Corporate Women

    A new book details the challenges that women face as they try to climb the corporate ladder. Author Kathy Caprino argues that in many instances women’s contributions are hard to compare against “hours” and “profits.” Careful not to blame their male counterparts, Caprino says many female professionals are dominated at work by generally white-male competitive […]

    117 Comments / / Dec 23, 2008 at 3:14 PM
  • Associate Bonus Watch 2008, Bonuses, Money

    Associate Bonus Watch: Jones Day. Bonus. Discuss.

    Dear Jones Day threadjackers: Here is your post about the Jones Day bonus. Now please put the lotion in the basket and give me back my dog. Okay. Yesterday, Jones Day sent around its individual compensation letters. Traditionally, Jones Day makes bonus decisions on a case-by-case basis. This year is no different, but a tipster […]

    219 Comments / / Dec 23, 2008 at 2:05 PM
  • Lawyer of the Day, Violence

    Lawyers of the Day: Brent Warren Yessin and Aimee Marie Dias

    The Saturday night antics of two Florida lawyers have the makings of a great episode of the Jerry Springer show. Alleged sex in a bathroom, a girl-on-girl fighting match, and legal misrepresentation. Lawyer-lobbyist Lawyer Aimee Marie Dias, 35, was at a swanky restaurant in Tampa on Saturday night. When she went to use the bathroom, […]

    44 Comments / / Dec 23, 2008 at 1:13 PM
  • Uncategorized

    Debevoise’s Santa: Siemens? (Alas, the case is winding down.)

    On the Debevoise & Plimpton bonus post, one irate associate wrote: Debevoise associates broke their backs this year on the Siemens case and covering for those who were on Siemens. Even though there was a slowdown in the 4th quarter, profits before then were “record-breaking” — i.e. MORE than the 25% boost Deb had last […]

    51 Comments / / Dec 23, 2008 at 12:36 PM