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Attorney Misconduct, Drinking

OUI Lawyer Accused In Drunken Boating Accident After Girl Loses Arm

You’ll never believe what this criminal defense attorney named his boat.

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  • New York Times, Weddings

    Legal Eagle Wedding Watch 1.25: Plane-Spoken

    Some of our friendly commenters frequently gripe about the high number of Rabbi-officiated weddings featured in this space. They’ll be delighted to know that only one of our three weddings this week is a straight-up Rabbi wedding. The others were jointly officiated by a Rabbi and a Mennonite minister and a Rabbi and a bankruptcy […]

    / Jan 30, 2009 at 4:03 PM
  • Biglaw, Start Dates

    Nationwide Start Date Watch: Longer summers for new associates in 2009?

    Some of our friendly commenters frequently gripe about the high number of Rabbi-officiated weddings featured in this space. They’ll be delighted to know that only one of our three weddings this week is a straight-up Rabbi wedding. The others were jointly officiated by a Rabbi and a Mennonite minister and a Rabbi and a bankruptcy […]

    80 Comments / / Jan 30, 2009 at 2:54 PM
  • Law Firm Mergers

    Law Firm Merger Mania: K&L Gates and Bell Boyd Merge

    In early December, we reported that K&L Gates was engaged in merger talks with Bell Boyd. Today, the firms made it official. An email just went out to K&L Gates associates from Peter Kalis: Colleagues: We wrote you in December to announce that our firm and the Chicago-based law firm Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP […]

    60 Comments / / Jan 30, 2009 at 2:18 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day: Financial Times v. Blackstone Group

    How hard up is the Blackstone Group? According to Cityfile, they have been reduced to stealing news: [The Financial Times] filed a lawsuit against Steve Schwarzman’s Blackstone Group on Wednesday for sharing an FT username and password instead of setting up separate accounts for its employees. Look, I know that the financial industry is kind […]

    24 Comments / / Jan 30, 2009 at 2:01 PM
  • Partner Profits

    Quinn Is Rolling In It

    Nobody needs to worry about Quinn Emanuel dissolving. Check out Quinn’s profit numbers as reported by AmLaw and The Lawyer: In tough times, it’s good to specialize in bet-the-company litigation. Revenue at 400-lawyer Quinn Emanuel Urquardt Oliver & Hedges was $441.9 million in 2008, up 15 percent from 2007’s $384.5 million. Profits jumped 10 percent, […]

    96 Comments / / Jan 30, 2009 at 12:54 PM
  • Biglaw

    The Leaning Tower of Biglaw

    Jonathan Glater’s article in the New York Times this morning is just further evidence that the pyramid scheme of major law firms is starting to show its age. Yesterday, the New York Lawyer (subscription) took more direct aim at the weak foundation of the Biglaw business model: Over the last couple decades, high leverage–the practice […]

    120 Comments / / Jan 30, 2009 at 11:46 AM
  • Job Searches

    Fall OCI Moves Up At Michigan Law School

    I have a radical idea. Let’s move the start date of the 2009 on-campus interview programs from the middle of August 2009 all the way up to the end of August 2006. That way there will be jobs for everybody! Somebody get Daniel Faraday and “magic” Desmond on the phone. Michigan Law School is the […]

    51 Comments / / Jan 30, 2009 at 10:10 AM
  • Barack Obama, Cass Sunstein, Celebrities, Federal Government, Law Professors, Samantha Power, White House Counsel

    Musical Chairs: Now Power and Sunstein Can Carpool To Work

    Back in July, when we covered the nuptials of celebrity professors / Obama advisers Cass Sunstein and Samantha Power, we wrote: “We look forward to seeing the heights to which they will ascend, together, in the administration of President Obama.” Well, now we know. Both have snagged important positions in the White House. As previously […]

    48 Comments / / Jan 30, 2009 at 9:27 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 01.30.09

    * The New York Times is on to the “kill the billable hour” story. Cravath says it is increasingly charging clients flat fees rather than by the hour. Scott Turow manages to get quoted even though he only responded to the reporter by e-mail. [New York Times] * Political veterans “marvel at the sheer number […]

    21 Comments / / Jan 30, 2009 at 8:41 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.29.09

    * At least the era of partisanship — that is nowhere near over– can still be kind of funny. [TaxProf Blog] * Extra, extra, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been ousted by the Illinois State Senate. In other breaking news, Aristotle now believes man to be a “political” animal. More news at 11. [MSNBC] * […]

    46 Comments / / Jan 29, 2009 at 6:04 PM
  • Staff Layoffs

    Staff Layoff Watch: Ropes & Gray Lays Off 106 Employees

    Rumors were swirling around Ropes & Gray all day today. Now, Ropes chairman Brad Malt is letting everybody in on the bad news: [W]e have reluctantly decided to eliminate 106 staff positions across all departments in the firm, or 10% of non-lawyer staff. While I know this is painful news, I felt it was important […]

    300 Comments / / Jan 29, 2009 at 4:56 PM
  • Secretaries / Administrative Assistants

    Secretaries Being Asked to Cut Costs: Could it Save Jobs?

    Greenberg Traurig is trying to tighten up their administrative ship. The kind of normal, everyday instances of over clocking that many administrative assistants engage in are being directly addressed by management. Secretaries and administrative assistants received the following memo earlier this week. The per attorney cost for overtime in the Chicago office is higher than […]

    94 Comments / / Jan 29, 2009 at 4:03 PM
  • Summer Associates

    Morrison & Foerster Layoff Follow Up

    The legal community is still digesting the news Morrison & Foerster’s layoffs. While a lot of people are asking what the news means for the financial health of the firm, MoFo has taken the laudable step of reaching out to their incoming summer associates. The firm sent their summers the statement about the layoffs that […]

    136 Comments / / Jan 29, 2009 at 3:01 PM