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  • Judge of the Day, Samuel Kent

    Judge Kent Does Not Kiss and Tell

    The days following Valentine’s Day are always a good time time to check back in with ex-flames, long lost friends and alleged abusers. On that note, what has our old friend U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent been up to? This Tuesday, Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson of Florida, who is presiding over Kent’s federal […]

    19 Comments / / Feb 19, 2009 at 11:05 AM
  • Layoffs, Salary Cuts, Salary Freeze, Thompson Hine

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Layoffs and Salary Cuts at Thompson Hine

    The days following Valentine’s Day are always a good time time to check back in with ex-flames, long lost friends and alleged abusers. On that note, what has our old friend U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent been up to? This Tuesday, Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson of Florida, who is presiding over Kent’s federal […]

    98 Comments / / Feb 19, 2009 at 9:58 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 02.19.09

    * U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder gets fierce during a speech for Black History month at the Department of Justice. “Nation of cowards” kind of rubs people the wrong way. [CNN] * Want to be Facebook’s James Madison? After its defensive contract writing debacle, Facebook is asking users to help it write a Bill of […]

    49 Comments / / Feb 19, 2009 at 8:59 AM
  • Michael Jackson, Non-Sequiturs, Prostitution, Tax Law, Torture

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.18.09

    * An MSM shout-out for ATL’s very own Hope Winters. [CNN] * Mickey Rourke’s beloved chihuahua, Loki, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past Monday. Here’s to hoping that Mickey’s covered. [Wall Street Journal (subscription)] * The Tax Workshop for Strippers & Sex Workers will be “speci​fical​ly helpful to those​ who work as indep​enden​t contr​actor​s,​ […]

    38 Comments / / Feb 18, 2009 at 6:21 PM
  • Kramer Levin, Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Kramer Levin Kuts 39 (18 Lawyers, 21 Staffers)

    Layoffs, layoffs everywhere. And not a one doesn’t stink. The latest bummer comes from Kramer Levin, where attorney layoffs were conducted last Thursday. Staff layoffs took place today to the reaction of “shocked” personnel (in the words of a tipster). The firm confirmed the bad news to us via phone: We confirm that in connection […]

    79 Comments / / Feb 18, 2009 at 4:59 PM
  • Judge of the Day, Pregnancy / Paternity, State Judges

    Judge of the Day: Joseph R. Wall, You Can Find Me at The Club

    If you’re sick and tired of paternity tests on every episode of Maury Povich, join the club — the baby mamas club, that is. In a decision by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, the court ruled that the trial court’s use of the term “baby mama,” along with other comments about the African-American defendant’s habits, […]

    110 Comments / / Feb 18, 2009 at 1:35 PM
  • Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Deloitte Debits Attorneys

    Sometimes when the balance sheets don’t, well, balance, somebody has to pay. This week it’s the attorneys in Deloitte‘s Miami office who find themselves with a negative cash flow. We received reports of “multiple firings,” and that such firings occurred in Deloitte’s tax department. (Yes, some attorneys do go work for accounting firms; for more […]

    55 Comments / / Feb 18, 2009 at 12:49 PM
  • Associate Advice, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: Get Rich or Die Tryin’

    ATL – I was an associate at Morgan & Finnegan and got laid off. It looks like I will not be getting my WARN Act payments, and I don’t know if I want to join a suit trying to claim those payments. I was thinking about suing the firm, but my concern is hurting my […]

    87 Comments / / Feb 18, 2009 at 11:33 AM
  • Job Survey, Layoffs

    Associate Life Survey: Fear, Firings and Firm Support

    We received over 1,400 responses to last Wednesday’s ATL / Lateral Link survey on layoffs, which is slightly more than the number of attorneys actually laid off in last week’s Valentine’s Day Massacre. Even so, roughly 70% of the respondents who hadn’t already been laid off said that they were at least a little bit […]

    23 Comments / / Feb 18, 2009 at 10:43 AM
  • Hogan & Hartson, Start Dates

    Nationwide Start Date Watch: Hogan & Hartson Is Moving On Back

    When firms catch a case of the economy, their illnesses often follow similar courses. They may freeze salaries. They may conduct layoffs. And the latest trendy symptom: they may push back associate start dates, the idea being that saving a couple months’ worth of associate pay will somehow shore up the firms’ balance sheets, steel […]

    81 Comments / / Feb 18, 2009 at 9:57 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 02.18.09

    The days following Valentine’s Day are always a good time time to check back in with ex-flames, long lost friends and alleged abusers. On that note, what has our old friend U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent been up to? This Tuesday, Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson of Florida, who is presiding over Kent’s federal […]

    27 Comments / / Feb 18, 2009 at 8:55 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.17.09

    * America can call off its search for Lance Armstrong’s stolen bike. I think we’ve found the culprit. [TaxProf Blog] * For the avoidance of doubt, please see enclosed link (“Enclosure A”). [Courtoons] * Jim Newell, blogger, thinks that lawyers in D.C. are not losing their jobs fast enough. Jim Newell may soon learn the […]

    38 Comments / / Feb 17, 2009 at 5:16 PM
  • Divorce Train Wrecks, Family Law, Rankings

    Divorce Lawyers: Washingtonian Ranks the Best of the Worst

    Many moons ago, when I was a law student, I took Divorce Law based solely on the fact that the professor, who was a New York practitioner, brought in one of his celebrity clients to answer questions on the last day of class. My year, the professor rolled up with James Gandolfini, who, when asked […]

    37 Comments / / Feb 17, 2009 at 4:04 PM
  • Federal Judges, Michael Mukasey, Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs: Michael Mukasey to Debevoise

    The revolving door between government and private practice is in full swing. This morning brought the news that Judith Kaye, former chief judge of New York State, has joined Skadden Arps as counsel. And this afternoon brings more news: Michael Mukasey, fresh off his stint as U.S. Attorney General, will be joining the partnership of […]

    33 Comments / / Feb 17, 2009 at 2:50 PM