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Biglaw

Why Are D.C. Lawyers Such Frigging Babies?

Are these Biglaw attorneys a bunch of big wimps? Or are they clever and creative lawyers? Read more »
31 Comments / / May 21, 2015 at 3:03 PM
  • Trendspotting

    New Facebook Application: “You’ve been served”

    You can use Facebook to accumulate friends, poke strangers, and tag photos. And if you’re a lawyer in Australia, you might be able to use it to serve a complaint. Our legal friends in the Land Down Under have made an interesting ruling. From the Associated Press: A court in Australia has approved the use […]

    21 Comments / / Dec 16, 2008 at 12:44 PM
  • Money, Salary Freeze, Skaddenfreude

    Nationwide Pay Raise Freeze Watch: Latham & Watkins

    If you liked your 2008 salary, you’re going to love your 2009 salary. Latham & Watkins just sent around this email about 2009 associate compensation: The world economy is experiencing unforeseen and unprecedented dislocations. Our clients are feeling those impacts and the legal community is not immune. The Executive Committee has spent the last few […]

    581 Comments / / Dec 16, 2008 at 11:34 AM
  • Layoffs

    More Layoffs Coming in 2009?

    I’ve been operating under the assumption that the legal layoff party of 2008 would stop in 2008. My rose colored logic has been simple. I’ve assumed that Biglaw managers can: A) count, B) add, and C) figure out a sustainable 2009 business model. If those three assumptions are true, I figured that most well managed […]

    71 Comments / / Dec 16, 2008 at 11:03 AM
  • Holidays and Seasons

    Cadwalader: Where ‘Human Resources’ Is a Term of Art

    I’m not sure how you make a “Happy Holidays” e-card mildly insulting, but then again I’ve never been schooled in the dark arts practiced by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Over the weekend, CWT sent around an inspirational holiday greeting card. Check out the screenshot: Great! Lots of firms send out holiday greetings. But does every […]

    62 Comments / / Dec 16, 2008 at 9:57 AM