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  • Eliot Spitzer

    So … Having Sex with Prostitutes is Okay Now?

    No charges will be filed against Eliot Spitzer for his participation in a prostitution ring. According to the Wall Street Journal: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia said that investigators found no evidence that Mr. Spitzer or his office misused public or campaign funds for prostitution. Federal prosecutors typically don’t prosecute clients of prostitution rings. I […]

    69 Comments / / Nov 6, 2008 at 4:31 PM
  • Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 9.28-10.12: Elected!

    No charges will be filed against Eliot Spitzer for his participation in a prostitution ring. According to the Wall Street Journal: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia said that investigators found no evidence that Mr. Spitzer or his office misused public or campaign funds for prostitution. Federal prosecutors typically don’t prosecute clients of prostitution rings. I […]

    50 Comments / / Nov 6, 2008 at 3:46 PM
  • Biglaw, Job Searches

    Letting Wachtell Down Easy

    A job seeker, who had applications for full-time employment pending with many of New York’s major law firms, recently landed a clerkship. So he decided to withdraw his Biglaw applications. Here’s the letter he sent — in a spirit of playfulness, not arrogance — to one prominent firm: Thank you for considering me for an […]

    45 Comments / / Nov 6, 2008 at 3:03 PM
  • Kramer Levin, Movies

    ‘Impossible Pursuits’ at Kramer Levin

    Kramer Levin is going to be a film star. The New York office received notice yesterday that a movie shooting will start there next week. From: Tortorella, Nicholas J. Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 11:39 AM To: All NY Subject: Movie Shoot at KL The firm has consented to permit several scenes from “Love and […]

    57 Comments / / Nov 6, 2008 at 2:02 PM
  • Biglaw, Tax Law

    Flat Salaries + Higher Taxes = Angry NYC Associates

    New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg could be preparing to raise taxes: To close budget gaps in the year that starts next July the mayor is thinking about a combination of sales tax increases and income tax hikes. “Every city agency must push each dollar further,” Bloomberg said. “We’re going to do that and doing […]

    221 Comments / / Nov 6, 2008 at 1:00 PM
  • Gay

    A Guide Around Anti-Discrimination Laws:
    Brought to you by The Christian Legal Society

    We received 1,054 responses to Monday’s ATL / Lateral Link survey on when raises happen at your firms. As expected, the overwhelming majority of you — almost 80% — said that your firms raise salaries in January. But the rest of you are probably in for a wait. More than half of the associates who […]

    27 Comments / / Nov 6, 2008 at 11:00 AM
  • Job Searches

    Accept Your Offers: An Alternative Viewpoint

    As reported in these pages, a few large law firms are rescinding offers of summer associate employment. Some of the rescissions have been firm, with the firm essentially saying, “this offer is no longer available to be accepted.” Some have been softer, cast as “our offer is still open, but if you show up, we […]

    135 Comments / / Nov 6, 2008 at 10:07 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 11.6.08

    * A puppy named Afro was rescued from a burning law firm in South Africa, and his owner promptly “smothered him with kisses.” [Independent Online] * Google dumped its needy girlfriend Yahoo, forgoing their advertising partnership instead of going to court to fight an anti-trust law suit filed by the US justice department. Yahoo is […]

    31 Comments / / Nov 6, 2008 at 8:58 AM
  • Holidays and Seasons

    Some Joy in Whoville!

    So, some firms are not canceling their holiday parties. Dechert’s makeup may be fading, but (apparently) the show must go on. Dechert is still having its annual Holiday reception (cocktails, dinner and dancing) and, as usual, everyone at the firm is invited and everyone gets to bring a guest. The only changes are that it […]

    51 Comments / / Nov 5, 2008 at 1:10 PM
  • Biglaw, Partner Profits

    Who wants to be a millionaire? Meet Wachtell’s new partners. (And send us news about new partners at your firm.)

    Yesterday was Election Day not just for the nation, but also for Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Wachtell, one of the country’s most prestigious and profitable law firms, traditionally elects its new partners on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November. The firm just elected half a dozen new partners — a robust number, […]

    88 Comments / / Nov 5, 2008 at 12:17 PM
  • Politics, Tax Law

    New Fiscal Sheriff In Town

    Obama’s tax policy is finally revealed: President Obama and the new Democratic Congress face unprecedented fiscal policy challenges. First, they must endeavor to restore public confidence and return our economy to a period of growth. Here one can only hope that any new economic stimulus is well-targeted and genuinely temporary. Extending unemployment coverage and benefits […]

    104 Comments / / Nov 5, 2008 at 11:13 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.04.08

    * What’s a “golly waddle”? Ask Justice Scalia. [Doyle Reports] * The year that was in celebrity endorsements. [Popsquire] * DLA Piper and Patton Boggs are among the many firms pitching in to help with election law issues today. [The BLT: Blog of the Legal Times] * Al Franken’s final funny campaign pitch. If Norm […]

    12 Comments / / Nov 4, 2008 at 5:32 PM