• Politics

    Open Thread: Special Hours at Your Firm?

    The Chicago office of Kirkland & Eliis is taking an extraordinary step for a major law firm. They are closing early: The Chicago office will have an early closure tomorrow, November 4, to ensure the safety of our occupants as large crowds are anticipated in the area. Senator Obama is expected to be staying at […]

    74 Comments / / Nov 4, 2008 at 10:01 AM
  • Uncategorized

    Predictions: Beat the ATL Editors

    As some of you might have heard, there is an election happening tomorrow; a Presidential one, so we’ve been told. Ever since Bush v. Gore, elections have become a potential legal matter as much as anything. Tomorrow, we’ll be bringing you updates on the various electoral shenanigans as they happen. Check out some of the […]

    / Nov 3, 2008 at 6:10 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.03.08

    * The professional dress code for well endowed women. [Corporette] * Law students are more prone to cheating? Maybe so, but they are also more prone to getting out of it with clever arguments. [Legal Blog Watch] * I love the ponies too. [WSJ Law Blog] * Commenter #33, come on down and claim your […]

    12 Comments / / Nov 3, 2008 at 5:30 PM
  • Law Firm Mergers, Powell Goldstein

    Bryan Cave & Powell Goldstein ‘Officially’ Announce Merger
    (Or Acquisition Or … Something)

    The Environmental Law Society at West Virginia University College of Law is collecting items to donate to the poor. It has gotten a pretty good response, despite fostering socialist ideals of wealth redistribution in the heart of Appalachia. A school-wide email let students know that the food drive was being extended: The Environmental Law Society […]

    54 Comments / / Nov 3, 2008 at 3:43 PM
  • Bar Exams

    Exams! Results! Northeast Corridor!

    New Jersey released results for the July 2008 bar exam. A tipster tells us that Massachusetts has done the same. Congratulations to all who have earned the right to practice in this growing and lucrative depressingly anxious profession. For those who missed the cut, just remember that it took JFK Jr. 3 tries before he […]

    69 Comments / / Nov 3, 2008 at 3:06 PM
  • Layoffs, McKee Nelson

    McKee Nelson Lays Off 32 (17 Attorneys, 15 Staff)

    Today’s firm-wide meeting at McKee Nelson did not yield good news. A statement from the firm reveals the extent of the bloodletting: This morning, McKee Nelson LLP laid off 17 of its corporate/finance associates, reducing this practice from 94 to 77 attorneys. The layoffs are concentrated in the MBS, ABS and CDO parts of our […]

    94 Comments / / Nov 3, 2008 at 2:15 PM
  • Feminism, Gender, Litigators, Litigatrix, Media and Journalism

    Move over Marie Claire and Elle, Sue’s coming to town

    Back in August, we reported that a magazine for female litigators was in the works. They were in the naming phase at the time, and we tried to help them out by surveying you about the worst of their proposed names, including such gems as “Chill,” “Woman Litigator,” and “Spirit, The Magazine for Women in […]

    60 Comments / / Nov 3, 2008 at 1:31 PM