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Associate Bonus Watch: Another Firm Beats The Market!

You could easily say that this firm is minting money for its associates. Which firm could it be?

9 Comments / / Dec 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM
  • Contests, Pictures, Reader Polls

    ATL Caption Contest: The South Florida Blackout (Final Round)

    Some of you may be tired of our little Miami blackout caption contest. But we agree with the commenters who suggested that a contest with 20 entries was unwieldy. We’d like to get it right this time. Here’s what we’ve done. We’ve taken the top five vote getters — there was a clear drop-off after […]

    38 Comments / / Mar 5, 2008 at 12:10 PM
  • Biglaw, Job Survey

    Featured Survey Results: Got Work? (Part Deux)

    Some of you may be tired of our little Miami blackout caption contest. But we agree with the commenters who suggested that a contest with 20 entries was unwieldy. We’d like to get it right this time. Here’s what we’ve done. We’ve taken the top five vote getters — there was a clear drop-off after […]

    11 Comments / / Mar 5, 2008 at 11:35 AM
  • Depositions, Lawyer of the Day, Rudeness

    Lawyer of the Day: Joseph Ziccardi
    (And Client of the Day: Aaron F**king Wider)

    “That’s Wider, W-I-D-E-R. Got it, f**k face? You’re welcome.” We thought that this deposition was one of the more colorful ones out there. But it pales in comparison to the deposition described by Shannon Duffy in today’s Legal Intelligencer: A federal judge has levied sanctions of more than $29,000 on a lawyer and his client […]

    36 Comments / / Mar 5, 2008 at 10:35 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 03.05.08

    * The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, between two of the world’s most famous lawyers, will go on — perhaps all the way to the convention. [New York Times; Washington Post] * Could a Clinton-Obama ticket avoid the otherwise inevitable train wreck? [Politico] * Meanwhile, John McCain sews it up on the Republican side. […]

    4 Comments / / Mar 5, 2008 at 9:30 AM
  • Breasts

    If the Bra Doesn’t Fit, You Must Acquit

    We tend to focus more on domestic legal news, but every now and then, we’ll make an exception. From the AFP: A Japanese pin-up model says that her big breasts have not only boosted her career — they also helped her overturn a court verdict. The bikini model, who goes by her professional name Serena […]

    20 Comments / / Mar 5, 2008 at 8:30 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.04.08

    * So who’s presiding over the criminal trial of former Obama fundraiser Tony Rezko? None other than judicial hottie Amy St. Eve (N.D. Ill.) — who, coincidentally, pursued the Clintons as one of Ken Starr’s Whitewater prosecutors. [The Sleuth / Washington Post] * If you’re a Scrabulous addict wondering why a legal cloud still hovers […]

    4 Comments / / Mar 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM
  • Judge of the Day

    Judge of the Day: Bill Wilson

    We’re a bit surprised that Judge William R. Wilson, Jr. (E.D. Ark.) has never been our Judge of the Day. He’s a pretty colorful character. How many federal judges openly embrace the “L” word (as in “liberal,” not the other L word)? Or raise mules in their spare time? (Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Cir.) raises […]

    23 Comments / / Mar 4, 2008 at 5:30 PM
  • Uncategorized

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: An Update on Dechert

    With apologies for the delay, here’s our promised update on the situation over at Dechert LLP. As we mentioned last Friday, back in this post (and its multiple updates), it looked like Dechert laid off 13 lawyers in its Finance and Real Estate practice (“FRE”). Then firm chairman Barton Winokur sent out this message, late […]

    45 Comments / / Mar 4, 2008 at 4:10 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day: Tapes on a Plane

    Tired of being motherf**king taped on your motherf**king plane? Then file a lawsuit over it — and win millions of dollars. From the AP: The owner of a air charter service was ordered to pay attorney Mark Geragos and an associate several million dollars for ordering the secret videotaping of Michael Jackson and the lawyers […]

    8 Comments / / Mar 4, 2008 at 2:50 PM
  • Lawyer of the Day

    Lawyer of the Day: Michael Markins

    The source who sent this nominee our way wrote: “Combo of sex, jealousy, and hacking. Just another day in the WV bar.” From the Charleston Gazette: A Charleston lawyer could be suspended from the State Bar after admitting that he accessed another law firm’s computer system because he suspected his wife was having an affair. […]

    21 Comments / / Mar 3, 2008 at 11:00 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.03.08

    * So what if they’re laying off — or, at the very least, reshuffling — some of their lawyers? At least Dechert is supportive of its bloggers. [Drug and Device Law] * Blog politics makes for strange bedfellows. Have Anthony Ciolli of AutoAdmit and the bloggers of Feministe found common ground? [Legal Satyricon] * This […]

    6 Comments / / Mar 3, 2008 at 5:45 PM
  • Uncategorized

    ATL Public Service Announcement: Beware of Law School Listservs

    Email screw-ups and law school listserves have provided us with tons of material in the past. Today’s cautionary tale comes to us from NYU Law School: “Reply all” has its pitfalls, but so does the “reply to” address. Yikes! [This student] was replying to an email from the professor sent out after the semester was […]

    70 Comments / / Mar 3, 2008 at 4:10 PM
  • Contests, Pictures, Reader Polls

    ATL Caption Contest Nominees: The South Florida Blackout

    We have not forgotten last week’s promise of an ATL caption contest. To refresh your recollection, here’s the photo: Here’s the actual caption: Lawyers, from the left, Alan Lash, Justin Fienberg, and Alex Mendez, not lawyer, working on a project at Greenberg Traurig, on 27th floor of 1221 Brickell, went to lunch and found the […]

    27 Comments / / Mar 3, 2008 at 3:00 PM

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