• Job Searches, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx:
    Four Minutes to Save the World

    [Ed. Note: Eliza Gray is a new writer for Above the Law. She graduated from Harvard and after a six-month stint in Brussels covering European Union politics at the European Voice, she moved back to New York to pursue a journalism career. She and Kash will be alternating Morning Docket responsibilities.] * Chief Judge ‘Naughty’ […]

    55 Comments / / Oct 22, 2008 at 9:03 AM
  • Dissolution, Heller Ehrman

    Heller Ehrman: A Time To Kill Sue

    * Dechert Chairman and CEO Bart Winokur holds the firm line. The money quote: Winokur says “this is all such bull, if you don’t mind my saying so,” in response to the layoff rumors. [Legal Intelligencer] (subscription). * Simpson Thacher is doing their bailout work on the cheap. Expect to be reminded of that come […]

    85 Comments / / Oct 21, 2008 at 5:39 PM
  • Biglaw, Money

    Could the billable hour become another victim of the economic crisis?

    The troubled economic environment has led to layoffs, office shutterings, and the dissolution of Heller Ehrman. Now, the Washington Post is trotting out the idea of the death of the billable hour as a potential outcome of the financial crisis: Since becoming commonplace in the 1970s, hourly billing has been the subject of criticism by […]

    77 Comments / / Oct 21, 2008 at 11:45 AM
  • Layoffs

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Jenner & Block Cuts … Partners

    The hits to the Chicago market keep on coming. In the wake of Katten Muchin Rosenman laying off 21 attorneys, and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal cutting 25 attorneys and additional staff, Jenner & Block is getting rid of 10 partners: The Chicago-based firm is asking about 10 partners, both equity and non-equity, to exit with […]

    170 Comments / / Oct 21, 2008 at 10:37 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 10.21.08

    * Citigroup wins … milk! [American Lawyer] * Brits can still beat-up their kids. [BBC] * AOL can’t put ads in personal emails, we hope. [Courthouse News] * Drive-through voting. [Associated Press] * … which of course should lead to drinking and driving and voting. Only in America! [Time]

    26 Comments / / Oct 21, 2008 at 9:36 AM
  • Gay, Gay Marriage

    Yes on Prop 8 Proskauer Associate Strikes Again

    We’ve reported on how various lawyers are wading into the California Proposition 8 battle through internal firm communication. Last week we told you about a “Yes on 8″ Proskauer associate who emailed entertainment law blogger Russell Wetanson from his Proskauer email account. Apparently, one missive supporting a ban on gay marriage wasn’t enough for the […]

    161 Comments / / Oct 20, 2008 at 6:34 PM