• Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 09.16.08

    * Judge James Peck, the second-most junior bankruptcy judge in Manhattan, will handle the Lehman case, the biggest bankruptcy in history. [Bloomberg] * No vroom for snowmobiles in the national parks, rules Judge Emmet Sullivan. [New York Times] * First day of the O.J. Simpson robbery trial. But people are already totally over it. No […]

    13 Comments / / Sep 16, 2008 at 9:29 AM
  • Email Scandals, Paul Clement, Solicitor General's Office, Weirdness

    An Email From the Former Solicitor General?

    * Judge James Peck, the second-most junior bankruptcy judge in Manhattan, will handle the Lehman case, the biggest bankruptcy in history. [Bloomberg] * No vroom for snowmobiles in the national parks, rules Judge Emmet Sullivan. [New York Times] * First day of the O.J. Simpson robbery trial. But people are already totally over it. No […]

    37 Comments / / Sep 16, 2008 at 8:56 AM
  • Heller Ehrman, Law Firm Mergers

    Law Firm Merger Mania: The Heller / Mayer Merger Is Off

    Last month we reported on merger talks between Heller Ehrman and Mayer Brown. Those talks have now been called off, as reported earlier today by Am Law Daily. This leaves the San Francisco-based Heller with another failed romance. From an email sent out today on behalf of Mayer Brown chairman James Holzhauer: As you are […]

    86 Comments / / Sep 15, 2008 at 7:02 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.15.08

    * The many beautiful lawyers of Boston calendar is available. None of them are as beautiful as Anna Torv, the star of Fox’s new hit Fringe, but you have to dig the beautification of Boston. [f/k/a] * Global warming as a defense for eco-terrorism? Not in America, at least not yet. [The Independent] * The […]

    10 Comments / / Sep 15, 2008 at 5:02 PM
  • Law Firm Mergers, Musical Chairs

    Covington & Burling’s Mystery Meeting

    A couple of tipsters have let us know that Covington & Burling has scheduled a firmwide meeting tomorrow. We don’t think they’re going to announce a merger (because no suitable partner comes to mind). We have it on good authority that they’re not announcing layoffs (or anything else negative). So what gives? Why does a […]

    151 Comments / / Sep 15, 2008 at 4:18 PM
  • Musical Chairs

    Got an Axiom To Grind?

    There is a lot of career angst among Biglaw associates. Especially these days. And legal recruiters often to try to tap into that ennui to convince associates to change firms or lifestyles (and use their services of course). But we can’t recall a recruiter trying to start an associate revolution. That is pretty much what […]

    85 Comments / / Sep 12, 2008 at 6:51 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs 9.12.08

    * Now you see this? You see Electronic Arts coming around the corner making their video games, not bothering anybody? Then BOOM, Lucian Bebchuk comes in right here and WHAP knocks EA down with a harassing lawsuit move. [Business Associations Blog] * See. The police really do hassle people in big cities. [Simple Justice] * […]

    14 Comments / / Sep 12, 2008 at 5:53 PM