• Cristina Schultz, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 06.16.09

    * Cristina Warthen née Schultz, aka the Stanford Law Escort, is the 2001 Stanford law grad turned call girl turned filthy rich wife of Ask Jeeves founder David Warthen. But apparently, she’s no longer filthy rich, and will not be married for much longer. Warthen was wiped out by the stock market plunge and their […]

    18 Comments / / Jun 16, 2009 at 9:00 AM
  • Email Scandals, Sex Scandals, White & Case

    Nationwide Layoff Getting Laid Watch: White & Case

    As noted even in the New York Times, the global mega-firm of White & Case has been hit hard by the recession. But allegedly one of the firm’s associates has been hitting it up — with another man’s wife. The supposedly cuckolded husband has no intention of allowing this White & Case attorney to get […]

    200 Comments / / Jun 15, 2009 at 6:33 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 06.15.09

    * “The Supramarket”: If you’re a Bluebook dork, you will laugh out loud. [Courtoons] * Harvard Business School professors: even crazier than their colleagues at HLS? [Dealbreaker] * It seems that Andrew Sullivan may have been wrong when he described one of the DOJ attorneys on the DOMA brief as “a Bush administration holdover” and […]

    10 Comments / / Jun 15, 2009 at 5:03 PM
  • Staff Layoffs

    Staff Layoff Watch: Paul Hastings Re-Centers 25 Staffers

    In this economy, firms are looking for efficiency wherever they can find it. Above the Law has been able to confirm that 25 staffers will be let go at the end of July as Paul Hastings moves its document production services to its Los Angeles office. The goal, as we understand it, is to centralize […]

    81 Comments / / Jun 15, 2009 at 4:01 PM
  • Minority Issues, Racism

    Plaintiff in Mayer Brown Title VII Case Departed With Flair

    Last week, we brought you the story of a former Mayer Brown associate who is suing the firm. We have some more back story on the plaintiff, Venus Yvette Springs, and she certainly sounds like a colorful person. Before joining Mayer Brown, Springs worked at Cadwalader. According to our tipsters, she left CWT in an […]

    144 Comments / / Jun 15, 2009 at 10:10 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 06.15.09

    * Like Drinker Biddle, Frost Brown Todd is instituting an apprenticeship program for its first year associates. They make less money and are billed out to clients at lower rates during their 1,000 hour apprenticeship. [Business Courier of Cincinnati] * Stereotypes and jury selection. [Baltimore Sun] * Jones Day’s Corinne Ball showed she’s the master […]

    9 Comments / / Jun 15, 2009 at 8:49 AM
  • Law Shucks, Layoffs

    This Week in Layoffs: 06.13.09

    [Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker.] That’s it? We’re looking for that one perfect week of no layoffs and we lose it to a Tennessee firm and two UK firms? […]

    56 Comments / / Jun 13, 2009 at 1:40 PM

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