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These Guys Ticked Off The Wrong Bankruptcy Judge

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  • Job Searches

    Legal Recruiter Made Me Cry

    In this economy, legal recruiters remind me of benevolent clergymen: YOU: I’m just so confused … so afraid. RECRUITER: Do not despair my child. Open your heart and mind to Us and We will show you opportunities of great satisfaction. YOU: But I have been forsaken! RECRUITER: We see all, We help all. Come with […]

    76 Comments / / Dec 10, 2008 at 12:43 PM
  • Holidays and Seasons, Parties

    Kirkland & Ellis Sends Holiday Party Reminder:
    K&E Associates Send Bonus Reminder

    In today’s ATL / Lateral Link survey, let’s focus on job security, and investigate just how hard the softening economy has been hitting the associates at your firm. As in layoffs. Last December, we found that roughly 10% of associates were afraid of losing their jobs, and another 12% were afraid for others but not […]

    13 Comments / / Dec 10, 2008 at 11:01 AM
  • Associate Advice, pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx:
    I Would Prefer Not To

    * Online anonymity is at stake in a case in Maryland. A Dunkin’ Donuts shop owner is pursuing a defamation case after getting slammed by anonymous commenters on a newspaper forum. The Maryland Court of Appeals is now deciding whether the newspaper company has to hand over the identities of RockyRacoonMD and others. [Washington Post] […]

    19 Comments / / Dec 10, 2008 at 8:59 AM
  • Associate Bonus Watch 2008, Bonuses, Money, Skaddenfreude

    Associate Bonus Watch: Debevoise Announces Bonuses at 6:54 p.m. (Did they think nobody would notice?)

    Debevoise & Plimpton has been very busy and very profitable. They recently sent around a positive internal email about the firm’s business during the downturn. And we know that the Siemens case has treated them well. But in 2008, public protestations of solid business mean nothing when it comes to associate compensation. Debevoise announced that […]

    179 Comments / / Dec 9, 2008 at 7:31 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.09.08

    * Tomorrow is scheduled to be a “Day Without A Gay.” In solidarity, tomorrow I will refuse to be spirited, happy, or carefree in any way. [Day Without A Gay] * “Prawfsfest 4 is being hosted at the University of Miami from December 8th – December 10th. Law professors in Miami? Break out the Bengay […]

    59 Comments / / Dec 9, 2008 at 5:29 PM
  • Outsourcing

    Despite Mumbai Tragedy, Outsourcing Continues

    The terrorist attacks in Mumbai reminded everyone that we live in a dangerous world. But as India takes the steps necessary to improve its homeland security, we shouldn’t expect the tragedy to stem the tide of outsourcing American legal functions to Indian companies. The National Law Journal reports that firms are increasingly proud of their […]

    50 Comments / / Dec 9, 2008 at 4:16 PM
  • Biglaw, Money

    The Next Wave of Cost Cutting: The Pay Freeze

    McDermott Will & Emery has already announced that associates will be eligible for their bonus “advances” that they were already promised. We reported that MWE associates can expect $10K to $20K now, while the final numbers will be released in March. At the time we said: The other wrinkle here is that MWE is leaving […]

    123 Comments / / Dec 9, 2008 at 2:58 PM
  • Alex Kozinski, Morning Docket, UVA Law

    Morning Docket 12.09.08

    * No trial for you! New Hampshire’s Superior Court is shaving a month of jury trials off of next year’s calendar because of its budget crisis. [New York Times] * 9/11 masterminds recant their guilty plea because they want the death penalty. [Washington Post] * Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo is taking the leaders […]

    37 Comments / / Dec 9, 2008 at 9:01 AM
  • Dissolution, Heller Ehrman

    Anatomy Of A Dissolution: Heller Ehrman v. Citi and B of A

    It has been a while since we last checked in with the firm formerly known as Heller Ehrman. While many Heller partners have landed safely at firms like Orrick, Covington & Burling, and Winston & Strawn, some ex-Heller junior associates and staff are still twisting in the wind. The fact that markets everywhere are awash […]

    164 Comments / / Dec 8, 2008 at 6:06 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.08.08

    * Mead and hookers. That’s what I remember from Lincoln’s Inn. [What About Clients?] * Florida’s professional teams generally play in worse facilities than their college teams. Aside from the fact that I’d take the Gators (-3) over the Dolphins, Marc Edelman reports that new stadium construction is not always a good thing. [Rutgers School […]

    40 Comments / / Dec 8, 2008 at 5:01 PM
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)

    November MPRE Scores Are Available

    If you were not sure if you correctly handled the daunting thought experiments posed by the MPRE, scores are available today. Usually not passing the MPRE is a way to be ridiculed by your family and friends, without any lasting professional consequences. The same is probably true this year, but given the market we really […]

    138 Comments / / Dec 8, 2008 at 4:11 PM