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ATL Holiday Card Contest: The Finalists!

Which of these law firm holiday cards is the best of 2014?

3 Comments / / Dec 23, 2014 at 4:59 PM
  • Sports

    Sports and the Law: Could Yahoo Sale Kill Free Fantasy Sports?

    Reading documents as part of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Second Request Process is often as boring as watching paint dry while listening to the soundtrack from Waterworld: the Musical. However, for junior associates tasked with reviewing HSR documents, there may finally be a Second Request worthy of a second chance—one involving fantasy sports. On Friday, February 1, […]

    34 Comments / / Feb 8, 2008 at 8:45 AM
  • Andrew Cuomo, Celebrities, Dan Markel, New York Times, Non-Sequiturs, Pets, Politics, Sex, Sports, Tax Law, Vicious Infighting

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.07.08

    Reading documents as part of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Second Request Process is often as boring as watching paint dry while listening to the soundtrack from Waterworld: the Musical. However, for junior associates tasked with reviewing HSR documents, there may finally be a Second Request worthy of a second chance—one involving fantasy sports. On Friday, February 1, […]

    7 Comments / / Feb 7, 2008 at 5:00 PM
  • Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: O’Melveny & Myers ‘Denies Bad Times’

    We previously reported on rumors of associate layoffs at O’Melveny & Myers. We’ve conducted some further investigation, and it’s pretty clear to us that OMM is doing more than just performance-based pruning. We’ll issue a more detailed report sometime soon, perhaps early next week. If you have information to share, please email us (from your […]

    217 Comments / / Feb 7, 2008 at 3:15 PM
  • Lawyer of the Day

    Runner-Up Lawyer of the Day: Ben Kuehne

    On a normal day, being charged in a federal indictment with laundering drug money would be enough to get you named ATL’s Lawyer of the Day. But allegations of going down on 15-year-old boys are tough to top. Nevertheless, Ben Kuehne deserves a shout-out in these pages. From the Daily Business Review: High-profile Miami lawyer […]

    47 Comments / / Feb 7, 2008 at 1:55 PM
  • Job Survey

    Featured Job Survey: Got Clients?

    Yesterday, we discovered that 38% of associates who cancelled plans to work had done so at the request of a client. We also received an interesting suggestion from a tipster: I wanted to suggest a survey of what law firms pay in bonuses for business brought to the firm. For instance, I know that Chadbourne […]

    18 Comments / / Feb 7, 2008 at 1:00 PM
  • Politics

    Breaking: Another J.D.’s Candidacy Bites the Dust

    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney — a proud graduate of Harvard Law School, and the Sullivan & Cromwell of presidential candidates — is suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. See links below. Today is shaping up to be a bad day for HLS grads in Massachusetts state government. GOP sources: Romney to suspend […]

    32 Comments / / Feb 7, 2008 at 12:25 PM
  • Law Reviews

    America’s Next Top… Law Review?

    Reading documents as part of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Second Request Process is often as boring as watching paint dry while listening to the soundtrack from Waterworld: the Musical. However, for junior associates tasked with reviewing HSR documents, there may finally be a Second Request worthy of a second chance—one involving fantasy sports. On Friday, February 1, […]

    18 Comments / / Feb 7, 2008 at 9:30 AM
  • Law Reviews

    America’s Next Top… Law Review?

    Mark your calendars for February 20, the season premiere of America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 10. Exciting! Meanwhile, National Jurist has issued a list of America’s top law reviews. To review the 100 law reviews in rank order, click here, then scroll down. We’re pleased to see the Yale Law Journal, in whose offices we […]

    25 Comments / / Feb 7, 2008 at 9:30 AM
  • Advertising, Akhil Amar, CIA, Morning Docket, Pets, Richard Scruggs, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 02.07.08

    [Ed. note: As we recently mentioned, we’re looking for someone to write Morning Docket, on an alternating-week schedule. To those of you who have already applied, thanks for your interest; we’ll review the applications and pick a writer this weekend. If you’d like to apply, there’s still time — just follow the application instructions contained […]

    14 Comments / / Feb 7, 2008 at 8:40 AM
  • Uncategorized

    A Shout-Out from the Good Folks at Debevoise & Plimpton

    The law firms and lawyers that come across the best in these pages are those that don’t take ATL too seriously. This site is a good-natured legal tabloid, and the best way to react to it is with a smile or a laugh — not a meltdown or a witch hunt. This is something that […]

    51 Comments / / Feb 6, 2008 at 7:25 PM
  • Judge of the Day

    Judge of the Day: W. Kennedy Boone

    Baby, baby… where did our love your brain go? From Ms. JD: County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone called three black female lawyers “the Supremes” in court. He also advised a defendant to get “an experienced male attorney.” Generously, Boone has recused himself from further cases tried by the three lawyers. Maryland judge calls trio […]

    22 Comments / / Feb 6, 2008 at 5:40 PM
  • Lawyer of the Day

    Lawyer of the Day: Doug Crickmer

    Sometimes it really sucks to be a public defender. From the Lexington Herald-Leader: A defendant unhappy with his court-appointed attorney punched the lawyer as they stood before a judge Monday. Peter Hafer, 30, of Cynthiana, assaulted his attorney Doug Crickmer while Crickmer was speaking before Judge Rob Johnson in Scott County Circuit Court. As if […]

    88 Comments / / Feb 6, 2008 at 2:40 PM
  • Job Survey, Sex

    Featured Survey Results: You Cancelled What?

    In last week’s ATL / Lateral Link survey, we asked you about how often you cancelled your personal plans for work. We received 633 responses, and, by and large, you should just stop making personal plans. Thirty-six percent of respondents had cancelled plans “too many times to count” last year, while another 17% had cancelled […]

    54 Comments / / Feb 6, 2008 at 1:15 PM

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