Police crime scene

Depositions, Murder

A Deadly Deposition: Attorney Murdered At His Firm

The lawyer’s assailant has been charged with murder.

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  • Fabulosity, Law Professors, Law Schools, Lawyerly Lairs, Money, Real Estate

    Lawyerly Lairs: It’s Good To Be King A Law Professor

    In these dire times, academia is regarded as a refuge. Sure, endowments are down, some schools have imposed hiring freezes, and budgets are being trimmed here and there. But the academy, especially the legal academy, hasn’t seen anything like the carnage experienced by Biglaw. Take the ivory tower of Columbia Law School, which apparently remains […]

    29 Comments / / Mar 23, 2009 at 1:27 PM
  • Letter from London, Magic Circle, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Letter from London: Why Do You Hate Us?

    In these dire times, academia is regarded as a refuge. Sure, endowments are down, some schools have imposed hiring freezes, and budgets are being trimmed here and there. But the academy, especially the legal academy, hasn’t seen anything like the carnage experienced by Biglaw. Take the ivory tower of Columbia Law School, which apparently remains […]

    71 Comments / / Mar 23, 2009 at 12:14 PM
  • Partner Profits

    DLA Piper Pays Partners Less

    Last Monday, Dewey & LeBoeuf informed the world that some of its partners would be receiving less money. This past Friday, The Recorder reported that DLA Piper is also officially reducing partner compensation: DLA Piper informed all of its U.S. partners on Friday that it will reduce pay for most of them by 11.5 percent […]

    89 Comments / / Mar 23, 2009 at 11:03 AM
  • Blawg Review, Blogging

    Blawg Review #204

    Here at Above the Law, we thrive on taking a vat of hydrochloric acid to the veneer of the legal profession and exposing the original craftsmanship underneath. Nothing is sacred. When given the opportunity to serve for Blawg Review — the “blog carnival for everyone interested in law” — I was excited to take Above […]

    24 Comments / / Mar 23, 2009 at 10:00 AM
  • Bonuses, Dreier, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket 3.23.09

    * The vultures are circling around Dreier LLP’s Park Avenue office–an auctioneer’s website reads “everything must be sold,” but Dreier’s indictment last week says he must forfeit the firm’s assets–the prosecutors and bankruptcy trustee will have to fight it out. [The National Law Journal] * “U.K. regulatory lawyers advising clients on the financial crisis and […]

    48 Comments / / Mar 23, 2009 at 9:05 AM
  • Dissolution, WolfBlock

    Dissolution Watch: Wolf Block Could Vote Today

    We hope you enjoyed last week, a “relatively quiet week” in layoffs. We’ll see if the relative calm holds as we get closer to the time for firms to make another payroll. Last night, the Legal Intelligencer broke the news that Wolf Block could be doing a lot more (subscription) than laying off employees this […]

    79 Comments / / Mar 23, 2009 at 8:05 AM
  • Layoffs

    This Week In Layoffs: 03.21.09

    [Ed. note: Above the Law has teamed up with Law Shucks. Law Shucks has done excellent work translating all of the layoff news into user-friendly charts and graphs: the Layoff Tracker.] For the first time this year, we had three consecutive business days without any major firms announcing layoffs. As in Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, […]

    162 Comments / / Mar 21, 2009 at 3:06 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day, Lawyer Advertising

    Is Somebody Preventing You From Being a Lawyer?

    Displaced 3Ls who haven’t been able to line up a job for the fall might want to give this woman a call: Are You A Lawyer? Probably Not. – watch more funny videos I wonder if she’s hiring junior associates? Have a nice weekend. Are you a Lawyer? Probably Not. [Funny or Die]

    68 Comments / / Mar 20, 2009 at 7:08 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.20.09

    * I’ll be hosting Blawg Review next week. It’s a lot of pressure, especially since my wife found my external hard drive and deleted all of my Victorian pornography. But, I’m sure I’ll be able to come up with something generally inflammatory and inappropriate. Do you know how I got these scars? [Blawg Review] * […]

    22 Comments / / Mar 20, 2009 at 5:58 PM
  • Boutique Law Firms, BuckleySandler, Litigators, Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs: Skadden Partners Jumping Ship

    You don’t see this everyday. Two D.C.-based partners of Skadden Arps partners are leaving the firm. And it’s not even to work for the government. The two Skadden D.C. litigators are Andrew Sandler and Benjamin Klubes. Associates were told in group meetings late yesterday afternoon. Skadden furnished Above the Law with the following statement: Andrew […]

    90 Comments / / Mar 20, 2009 at 10:43 AM
  • Layoffs

    International Layoff Watch: Mayer Brown Layoffs in London

    Good morning. I hope you enjoyed your evening. Welcome back to your daily carnage report. We just received word that Mayer Brown expects to lay off 55 lawyers and staff. Here’s the internal memo that went out to U.S. employees early this morning: In recent weeks, Mayer Brown has undertaken various actions to respond to […]

    69 Comments / / Mar 20, 2009 at 9:52 AM
  • Andrew Cuomo, Eric Holder, Heller Ehrman, Marijuana, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 3.20.09

    * AIG turned in the list of bonus recipients to New York’s Attorney General Andrew Cuomo yesterday–let the games begin. Just kidding, I too fear for the safety of heavily compensated AIG executives–there is nothing scarier than an angry progressive. [The Los Angeles Times] * Dispensers of medical marijuana have room to breathe after Attorney […]

    32 Comments / / Mar 20, 2009 at 9:11 AM
  • Job Searches, Loyola Law School

    Loyola OCI Follow-Up

    On Tuesday, I told you about Loyola Law School’s OCI policy of preventing students who had outstanding transfer applications from participating in Loyola’s on-campus interviewing program. I suggested that the policy was unfair: It’s totally understandable for Loyola to want to service people who are happy to be at Loyola. But every student paying tuition […]

    199 Comments / / Mar 19, 2009 at 6:23 PM