• Biglaw, Magic Circle, Partner Profits

    Global 100 Rankings: Some Firms Are Doing Just Fine

    With all the doom and gloom about the economy, it’s easy to forget that some law firms are doing really, really well. American Lawyer has come out with their Global 100 rankings (subscription) report. Am Law reports that most stable global firms are based across the pond: After madly shedding partners, doubling-down their bets on […]

    105 Comments / / Oct 2, 2008 at 3:47 PM
  • Lawyer of the Day

    Lawyer of the Day: Drug Donkey Gets Caught

    With all the doom and gloom about the economy, it’s easy to forget that some law firms are doing really, really well. American Lawyer has come out with their Global 100 rankings (subscription) report. Am Law reports that most stable global firms are based across the pond: After madly shedding partners, doubling-down their bets on […]

    31 Comments / / Oct 2, 2008 at 2:35 PM
  • Law Schools, Wall Street

    The “Fight Club” Solution

    If there is one factor that ties most attorneys into the current market crisis: it’s called “law school debt.” Almost every young associate has a significant amount of money they still owe their hyper-expensive professional school (and if you don’t, I hope your trust fund is tanking right now). For many, that debt drives them […]

    79 Comments / / Oct 2, 2008 at 1:42 PM
  • Uncategorized

    Jenner & Block’s Mystery Meeting

    Remember the mystery meeting held last month at Covington & Burling? It seems that Jenner & Block is following in Covington’s footsteps, announcing an “all associates” meeting for 5 p.m. today that has set tongues wagging. In times of high anxiety, firm-wide meetings make people nervous. It’s a little early for bonus discussion, so what […]

    73 Comments / / Oct 2, 2008 at 12:33 PM
  • Grade Reform, Law Schools

    NYU Law Freaks Out Responds To Grade Reform

    Earlier this week we reported on Sarah Palin’s apparent inability to name more than one important SCOTUS case. Some commenters felt that we should reserve judgment on Palin’s judicial knowledge until we had “confirmation” about those opinions. Some people also questioned what her VP opponent, Joe Biden, might say under similar circumstances. Well, now we […]

    207 Comments / / Oct 2, 2008 at 10:30 AM