[Ed. note: This post is on the vulgar side. It's a bit like Borat: funny to some, distasteful to others. If you're a person of delicate sensibilities, please exercise discretion in deciding whether to read further. Thank you.]
Last week we reported some top law firms involved in billion-dollar deals:
Biglaw shops are involved in all of these transactions. The lucky law firms: Sidley Austin, Simpson Thacher, Cleary Gottlieb, Howard Rice, Wachtell Lipton, Davis Polk, Debevoise & Plimpton, Covington & Burling, and Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.
One of these things is not like the others. Yes, you guessed it: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.
The obvious response: Schwabe, a regional law firm based in the Pacific Northwest, is the least “Biglaw”-ish of these shops.
The less obvious response: Schwabe provides services the other firms do not. Check out the retention letter below, which has been making the law firm email rounds.
(Normally we’d challenge you to find the typo in the second paragraph, but today we’ve made it easy for you. After all, it’s the Monday after a holiday weekend.)
This typographical error gives unfortunate new meaning to the SW&W “diversity logo,” featured prominently on the firm’s website:
(Query: What’s up with the green hand? Title VII doesn’t protect martians.)
Earlier: Legal Fee Voyeurism: Merger Mania Moolah
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt [official website]
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