Mistake

Biglaw

Biglaw Firm Sued By A Fortune 500 (Former) Client

Big deals have big consequences when things go wrong. (Note the UPDATE: comment from the firm.) Read more »
23 Comments / / Jul 30, 2015 at 2:31 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day: God Bless the Yankees, And Nobody Else

    As we mentioned this morning, just because the Yankees are opening a billion dollar ballpark today doesn’t mean that people can’t bitch about the Yankees. A 30-year-old Red Sox fan from Queens is suing because he was kicked out of old Yankee Stadium for his failure to observe the sabbath seventh. The New York Post […]

    85 Comments / / Apr 16, 2009 at 11:22 AM
  • Robinson & Cole, Salary Cuts

    Salary Cut Watch: Robinson & Cole’s Cuts in Connecticut

    As we mentioned this morning, just because the Yankees are opening a billion dollar ballpark today doesn’t mean that people can’t bitch about the Yankees. A 30-year-old Red Sox fan from Queens is suing because he was kicked out of old Yankee Stadium for his failure to observe the sabbath seventh. The New York Post […]

    95 Comments / / Apr 16, 2009 at 9:58 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 04.16.09

    * The NYCLU is suing the NYPD to protect Yankees fans’ right to hate America. [Gothamist and New York Law Journal] * Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan is resigning this weekend. Among those gunning for his job are two Foley Hoag partners: Michael B. Keating and Martin Murphy. That’s a little awkward when it comes […]

    46 Comments / / Apr 16, 2009 at 8:14 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.15.09

    * U.S. News has released the ranking of part-time legal programs. Part-time. [U.S. News & World Report] * Are you just a lawyer, or are you a hardcore lawyer? [The World’s Ombudsman] * Don’t Spitzer and Posner seem like an odd match? [Dealbreaker] * The secret lawsuit. [Suits & Sentences] * We now have finalists […]

    43 Comments / / Apr 15, 2009 at 6:21 PM
  • Layoffs

    Stealth Layoff Watch: 5% Litigation Cuts at Shearman & Sterling

    Stealth layoff rumors have been swirling around Shearman & Sterling for months. We’ve reported on the quiet cuts before. But today, it looks like the firm cut a little too deep to keep it under the radar. Shearman & Sterling has not responded to our multiple requests for comment, but several sources independently confirm that […]

    128 Comments / / Apr 15, 2009 at 5:22 PM
  • Biglaw, Musical Chairs, Partner Issues, Weirdness

    Another Sullivan & Cromwell Partner Has Left the Building

    This year has been an interesting one so far for Sullivan & Cromwell. There has been happy news, like firm chairman H. Rodgin Cohen — banking M&A god, and a contender for a top Treasury Department post, before he withdrew — being named Dealmaker of the Year. There has been tragic news, like the killing […]

    / Apr 9, 2009 at 6:11 PM
  • Uncategorized

    Vinson & Elkins: Another ‘No Layoff” Promise

    Is promising associates that you won’t kick them to the curb the new trend? Vinson & Elkins had an all associates meeting yesterday, and managing partner Joseph Dilg assured associates that the firm would not resort to layoffs. Great news. Instead, Dilg told his loyal following that the firm would look to shed $40 million […]

    14 Comments / / Apr 8, 2009 at 3:12 PM
  • Schiff Hardin

    Cost Cutting At Schiff Hardin

    Ronald S. Safer, managing partner of Schiff Hardin, emailed associates last week about all of the cost cutting measures the firm was undertaking to preserve associate jobs. The memo starts with the words every associate is looking for: I know you have read with interest, and undoubtedly some trepidation, the news of law firms slashing […]

    115 Comments / / Apr 8, 2009 at 2:14 PM
  • Career Alternatives

    Career Alternatives: Poker is a Better Bet than Yale Law School

    Lawyers and poker go together like rare steak and red wine. You need many of the same logical skills, interspersed with an ability to take managed risks. With the legal job market looking like a busted straight that you shouldn’t have chased in the first place, maybe it’s time for a different game? Vanessa Selbst, […]

    18 Comments / / Apr 8, 2009 at 11:06 AM