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Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Small Law Firms

5 Things I Miss About Biglaw

Columnist Gary J. Ross looks back on his Biglaw days. Read more »
16 Comments / / Jul 30, 2015 at 3:42 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day, Rank Stupidity, State Judges

    Stupid Lawsuit of the Day: Meow!

    Thank God for the rule of law. It’s great that we have courts and judges to resolve disputes like this one: How many meows does it take to make a misdemeanor? Jeannette District Judge Joseph R. DeMarchis will make that determination in 90 days. He heard testimony Tuesday in the case of a city teenager […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 24, 2006 at 10:47 AM
  • Biglaw, Conrad Black, George Ryan

    Jim Thompson’s Winston & Strawn Departure: What’s Going on Here?

    Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson just resigned as chairman of Chicago legal powerhouse Winston & Strawn, after 13 years at the helm. Here’s what he had to say about his departure: Thompson, 70, described the move as a natural transfer of power to younger lawyers. He noted that the firm had amended its rules twice […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 24, 2006 at 9:42 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 8.23.06

    * So the ethics issue raised against the NSA surveillance case judge, Anna Diggs Taylor, may be much ado about nothing. But the opinion still sucks. [Volokh Conspiracy; New York Times] * Guys: whatever you do, don’t date a litigatrix. [Forbes via DealBreaker] * Skadden gobbles up more space from the Conde Nasties. [New York […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 23, 2006 at 3:55 PM
  • 8th Circuit

    So That’s Why They Call It the “Show Me” State

    Driving through the great state of Missouri just got a little more interesting, thanks to the Sixth Circuit: A Missouri law barring sexually oriented businesses from advertising within a mile of the state’s highways unconstitutionally limits commercial free speech, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 22, 2006 at 4:17 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 8.22.06

    * The Crackberry class action: it’s only a matter of time. [DealBreaker] * Interested in Manatt, Phelps & Phillips because of its sexy entertainment practice? Watch out — you might get stuck doing health care law. [National Law Journal] * A restaurant coalition has filed a lawsuit arguing that the Chicago City Council’s ban on […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 22, 2006 at 3:18 PM
  • Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs: 8.22.06

    Above the Law is on a mission. Our quest: to find the hottest ERISA lawyer in America. For all of you non-lawyers — or for those of you who sat in the back row in law school — ERISA stands for the “Employee Retirement Income Security Act.” It’s the federal law, originally passed in 1974 […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 22, 2006 at 2:06 PM
  • Kronish Lieb, Law Firm Mergers, Weddings

    And What About Mr. Lieb?

    Merger mania continues inside the world of Biglaw. Here’s the latest pair of firms to tie the knot: Cooley Godward LLP, a 445-lawyer law firm known for its representation of West Coast technology companies, plans to merge with Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP, a 110-lawyer New York firm specializing in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and […]

    0 Comments / / Aug 22, 2006 at 1:21 PM
  • Breasts, Drugs, Hotties, Marijuana

    Allison Margolin: “Lawyer Hot”

    Today’s Los Angeles Times has a profile of L.A. lawyer Allison Margolin. The article describes Margolin as “star-struck, young and unorthodox,” but also “Ivy League, savvy and successful.” The title of the piece — “A Law Unto Herself” — may promise more than the article delivers. But there are still some interesting tidbits: Matt Farrell, […]

    2 Comments / / Aug 22, 2006 at 12:19 PM
  • Dreier, Milberg Weiss, Musical Chairs

    Milberg Weiss Death Watch: Finally Flatlining?

    It’s been a few weeks since our last report on the much-maligned Milberg Weiss. So here’s the latest news about the plaintiff’s class-action firm that everyone loves to hate: The bleeding continues at Milberg Weiss Bershad & Shulman. [Last] week, four partners — Bruce Bernstein, Brian Kerr, Dan Scotti and Lee Weiss — announced they […]

    3 Comments / / Aug 21, 2006 at 1:33 PM