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Biglaw, Screw-Ups

Simpson Thacher Sued In Two Class Actions

Biglaw firm allegedly cost lenders big bucks.

32 Comments / / Jul 31, 2015 at 1:26 PM
  • Biglaw, Incisive Media, Partner Profits

    Am Law 200 Pwns Am Law 100

    Congratulations Am Law 200 firms. You have weathered all the disparaging comments about your cities, your practice, the quality of lawyers that work at your firms. And now, as we stare into the sewage drain of the American legal economy, the Am Law 200 firms are coming out smelling like roses: Reports of their demise, […]

    94 Comments / / May 28, 2009 at 12:40 PM
  • Associate Advice, Biglaw, Job Searches, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: Kill The Beast

    McDermott Will & Emery is still on the $160K scale for first year associates. Summer associates arriving at MWE might have expected to be paid on the same scale throughout the summer. But they would have been wrong. Above the Law has been able to confirm that McDermott summers are being paid on a $135K […]

    82 Comments / / May 28, 2009 at 11:29 AM
  • Travel / Vacation

    The New Schulte Vacation Policy

    Maybe work is booming at Schulte Roth & Zabel? The firm is changing its vacation policy to make it more stringent. Could it be that the firm wants all hands on deck? A tipster reports the major changes: * Personal days are now limited to 5 per year (there was previously no limit). Any days […]

    134 Comments / / May 28, 2009 at 10:29 AM
  • Morning Docket, Sonia Sotomayor

    Morning Docket 05.28.09

    * Musical Chairs: Kirkland & Ellis loses the majority of its West Coast bankruptcy and restructuring team to Jones Day. Six L.A. lawyers and one N.Y. associate are making the Jones Day jump. [American Lawyer] * A personal injury firm in Connecticut has sued Google for selling its name to a competing firm. Stratton Faxon […]

    51 Comments / / May 28, 2009 at 9:28 AM
  • Health Care / Medicine, Summer Associates, Swine Flu

    Breaking: Swine Flu at Mayer Brown (Chicago)

    At least one summer associate in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown appears to have contracted swine flu (aka the H1N1 virus), according to a firm memo that was circulated within the past hour. In addition, a second associate has been showing symptoms. Quipped one of the many tipsters who sent this our way: “As […]

    135 Comments / / May 27, 2009 at 6:11 PM
  • Sex, Sports, Weirdness

    A Surprisingly Smutty Motion to Dismiss

    “Not wanting to push her too fast, he rode her easy…. She got hot and wet, but too wet.” That sounds like something you’d find in the pages of a soft-core porn novel. But no, instead you’ll find it in the non-sexily titled “MarineMax’s Motion To Dismiss Count X of Plaintiffs Second Amended Complaint,” filed […]

    48 Comments / / May 27, 2009 at 5:56 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.27.09

    * Latvian hookers are the “canary in the coal mine” of economic recovery. Hey, I’m ready to do my part to help end the recession. [Dealbreaker] * Chris Brown hates haters, blames them for roughing up Rihanna. Chris Brown definitely loves fishsticks. [Popsquire] * Every year someone tries to come up with an argument in […]

    8 Comments / / May 27, 2009 at 5:00 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day, Pets

    Lawsuit of the Day: Weil Gotshal Loves Puppies!

    The recently released Michael Vick can expect no quarter from most animal lovers. I forget how long he was in jail, but if his sentence didn’t involve a dog biting him in the ass every day, then it wasn’t long enough. But Vick is (or was) merely a retailer in the world of inhumane treatment […]

    29 Comments / / May 27, 2009 at 4:06 PM
  • Boutique Law Firms, Music, Rap, Solo Practitioners

    West Coast IP Lawyer Puts Out ‘Exquisite’ Rap Album

    Yesterday, the Exquisite Rap Duo dropped a new album. What’s especially exquisite about the album is that it’s the work of Anthony McNamer, an IP attorney in Portland, Oregon. McNamer is a ’95 Stanford Law grad who has worked for Bingham McCutchen and for Davis Wright Tremaine, clerked in American Samoa, and founded his own […]

    29 Comments / / May 27, 2009 at 3:17 PM