• Associate Advice, Gay, Lesbians

    OutLaws: A Discussion With Out Lawyers (Part 1)

    Last week, we attended OutLaws: A Discussion With Out Lawyers, held at the LGBT Community Center here in New York. The event featured “out lawyers sharing different perspectives and stories — how they got to where they are professionally, as well as what went right, what didn’t, how they’d approach things differently today, and the […]

    56 Comments / / Nov 1, 2008 at 6:22 PM
  • Holidays and Seasons, Parties

    Holiday Cheer from Shearman & Sterling

    Last week, we attended OutLaws: A Discussion With Out Lawyers, held at the LGBT Community Center here in New York. The event featured “out lawyers sharing different perspectives and stories — how they got to where they are professionally, as well as what went right, what didn’t, how they’d approach things differently today, and the […]

    43 Comments / / Nov 1, 2008 at 2:38 PM
  • David Otunga

    Musical Chairs: David Otunga to… WWE?

    When we write about high-profile lawyers changing jobs, we’re usually talking about moves between law firms, or maybe between government and Biglaw. This latest transition is a bit different. From MTO (which claims to be “the most visited black website in the world”): Jennifer Hudson’s fiancé and VH1 reality star David “Punk” Otunga of the […]

    30 Comments / / Nov 1, 2008 at 11:05 AM
  • Uncategorized

    Elie Mystal

    Elie Mystal is editor of Above the Law. His first name is pronounced like Eliot without the “it,” and his last name is pronounced like Cristal (the champagne). Prior to winning the ATL Idol Contest, Elie wrote about politics and popular culture at City Hall News and the New York Press. Elie received a degree […]

    11 Comments / / Nov 1, 2008 at 9:38 AM
  • Associate Bonus Watch 2008, Bonuses, Money

    Associate Bonus Watch: Orrick Stands Behind Bonus Structure

    When we kicked off our associate bonus speculation, we mentioned that Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe had already locked themselves into a 2008 bonus structure. We wondered if Orrick might rethink their bonuses in light of the current state of the economy. Morgan Lewis has already announced that they will not be making bonus decisions until […]

    103 Comments / / Oct 31, 2008 at 6:01 PM
  • Job Searches, Law Schools

    University of Buffalo Law School Students Try To Learn A Trade

    Instead of adding to the drumbeat of bad news, the University of Buffalo Law School has taken a novel approach to navigating the current economic climate. A UB student tipster reports: Job prospects at the University of Buffalo School of Law are so BAD that the CSO has given up hope! Instead of looking for […]

    13 Comments / / Oct 31, 2008 at 1:04 PM
  • Law Firm Mergers, Powell Goldstein

    Bryan Cave to Acquire Powell Goldstein

    Heller Ehrman and Thelen dissolved after big time mergers fell through. While our readers have been speculating on the next capitulation to the financial crisis, it seems that Powell Goldstein has narrowly avoided a full scale dissolution thanks to Bryan Cave. A tipster reports: Powell Goldstein, which has been an prominent firm in Atlanta since […]

    118 Comments / / Oct 31, 2008 at 10:01 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 10.31.08

    * Texan Toxic Tort attorney Fred Baron has died. His profile went national this year due to his support for John Edwards (and his mistress) and his campaign to secure an experimental drug to treat his cancer. [Dallas Morning News] * New York AG Andrew Cuomo is on the case of big executive bonuses in […]

    34 Comments / / Oct 31, 2008 at 9:07 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.30.08

    * Given the economy, it might be a good time to pull a Rip Van Winkle. [Corporette] * Barack and Michelle Obama have incomplete lawyer profiles. Is a new attack ad in the making? [Legal Blog Watch] * Law Professors who rule the blogosphere. [TaxProf Blog] * Milberg Weiss hires a ringer to win a […]

    34 Comments / / Oct 30, 2008 at 5:52 PM