• Dissolution, Heller Ehrman, Layoffs

    Heller Update: Dissolution Is In The Cards

    Lawyer turned Survivor contestant Charlie Herschel, right, with your above-signed writer (in the yellow Survivor do-rag). As previously reported in these pages, Charlie Herschel — a 29-year-old, openly gay associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York — is a contestant on Survivor: Gabon, which had its two-hour season premiere last night. We’re pleased […]

    193 Comments / / Sep 25, 2008 at 5:08 PM
  • Heller Ehrman, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Rape, Weirdness

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.25.08

    * If you lie to get sex — and succeed — is that rape? [Volokh Conspiracy] * What are the best case names ever? [Supreme Dicta] * I’m still waiting for somebody to give me one good reason for the third year of law school. Anyone? All of my loan repayment checks say, “For 1L […]

    15 Comments / / Sep 25, 2008 at 4:56 PM
  • Advertising, Wall Street

    Skadden Rushes To Citi’s Defense

    You’d think Skadden attorneys would have better things to bill Citigroup for than running around after small-time advertisers. But, then again, there are an awful lot of Skadden attorneys. Citi-Mobile is an advertising company that utilizes trucks as mobile billboards. Citigroup is a large commercial bank that is trying to ride out the current economic […]

    51 Comments / / Sep 25, 2008 at 4:16 PM
  • Wall Street

    FYI: The Bailout Is So Totally On

    No real legal angle here since Paulson, Dodd & Co. stopped talking to the lawyers long ago. But in case you haven’t heard, the $700 billion bailout is going to happen. Boy, aren’t you glad you elected a Democratic Congress that could stand up to Bush when he goes on television, terrifies millions of Americans, […]

    110 Comments / / Sep 25, 2008 at 3:24 PM
  • Bankruptcy, Boutique Law Firms, Law Firm Mergers, Musical Chairs, Wall Street

    Musical Chairs: Hughes Hubbard Is Ready For Some Action

    We mentioned that litigation boutiques would likely be big winners from the market collapse. Some small firms are already cashing in. The bankruptcy boutique of Luskin, Stern & Eisler has merged with Hughes Hubbard & Reed. There was enough room on the Hughes Hubbard bandwagon for everybody at Luskin. All eight lawyers will be joining […]

    32 Comments / / Sep 25, 2008 at 2:48 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day, Politics

    Lawsuit of the Day: Grand Old Party Affiliation Games

    I think we can all agree that this is not the best year to be running as a Republican. When your party’s leader is a lame duck — clocking in with a sub-thirty percent approval rating — it’s only prudent to keep your distance. But did Washington gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi go too far in […]

    27 Comments / / Sep 25, 2008 at 2:00 PM
  • Exercise, Fat People, Food

    Diet Strategy: Think Less Hard?

    We know you legal folk struggle with your weight. Nearly 70 percent of respondents to Justin’s weighty April survey admitted to putting on the pounds since embarking on the legal track. Maybe it’s because you’re such deep thinkers! Thinking makes you hungry, says Science Daily. A Canadian research team has found that intellectual work, that […]

    23 Comments / / Sep 25, 2008 at 1:01 PM