• Moe_Greene


    Non-Sequiturs: 07.20.15

    * What do Moe Greene (RIP Alex Rocco) and the Foreign Corruption Practices Act have in common? Beside, of course, trying to stand up to the Godfather… [FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog]

    * Bet this was a sentence you didn’t think you’d read after Scalia’s whiny dissent in Obergefell: Scalia may have helped the LGBT cause. [Slate]

    * Are you halfway through your summer associateship and have no idea how you’re doing? Well, your firm isn’t likely to illuminate much, so here’s a self-assessment to peruse. [Ms. JD]

    * “Are attorneys using AOL (as their email address) SOL?” Maybe not in their legal practice, but in another, more profound way, yes. Yes they are. [J.Key J.D.]

    * Do attorneys actually need help saying “me first?” Well, if you’re the outlier, here’s some help. [Attorney At Work]

    * In sentencing disgraced former Representative Michael Grimm, U.S. District Judge Pamela K. Chen ignored 35 letters in support of leniency for Grimm and quoted extensively from an activist’s letter blasting the former Congressman for “his lack of morals and unscrupulous actions.” [Staten Island Advance]

    8 Comments / / Jul 20, 2015 at 5:03 PM
  • internet troll

    Email Scandals, Lawyer Advertising, Small Law Firms, Solo Practitioners, Technology

    How To Make People Think You Are Not Horrible

    Here are a few easy things you can do to make yourself look good to prospective clients.

    6 Comments / / Aug 5, 2014 at 2:07 PM
  • Rainbow_flag_and_blue_skies

    Affirmative Action, Anthony Kennedy, Baseball, Biglaw, Gay, Gay Marriage, Law Firm Mergers, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Politics, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito, SCOTUS, Small Law Firms

    Morning Docket: 06.25.13

    * As we wait for the biggest cases of this term, the question that seems to be on everyone’s minds is: “What would Justice Kennedy do?” We might find out the answer today if we’re lucky. [New Yorker]

    * At least we know what Justice Kennedy wouldn’t do. He’d never disrespect his elders like Justice Alito did yesterday after rolling his eyes at Justice Ginsburg while on the bench. [Washington Post]

    * Meanwhile, although the Supreme Court punted an important affirmative action ruling yesterday, Jen Gratz’s life has been defined by a more meaningful one made about a decade ago. [Washington Post]

    * It’s not what you know, it’s who you know: Covington, the firm where ex-DOJ lawyers go to make money, is representing some very big tech companies in their dealings with the NSA. [Am Law Daily]

    * Fox Rothschild picked up a small Denver firm to reach a “critical mass” of attorneys in its new office and offer full service. FYI, “full service” in Colorado means weed law now, you know. [Legal Intelligencer]

    * “[G]iven the significant decline in law school applications,” Cincinnati Law is pushing for a 30 percent tuition and fees reduction for out-of-state students. That’s a step in the right direction. [WCPO ABC 9]

    * This guy had the chance to go to law school, and I bet he’s really kicking himself now after choosing to be a member of the Boston Red Sox bullpen instead. Poor kid, he could’ve had it all. []

    16 Comments / / Jun 25, 2013 at 9:09 AM
  • lilo

    Asians, Biglaw, Blogging, Law Schools, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Old People

    Morning Docket: 04.02.12

    * Thinking of going to law school and leading a stereotypical Biglaw life of luxury? Perhaps you should consider taking ex-K&E partner Steven Harper’s class at Northwestern. You might just change your mind. [Chicago Tribune]

    * The HuffPo’s unpaid bloggers are going to stay that way for now, because Jonathan Tasini’s $105M class action suit has been dismissed. Perhaps he’ll get another SCOTUS case under his belt. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Parts of Junie Hoang’s lawsuit against IMDb have survived dismissal, but she can kiss her $1M damages claim goodbye. Too bad, because at her age, she could really use the retirement money. [Hollywood Reporter]

    * Hofstra’s going to Havana, but it’s not to get career advice from Fidel. Instead, students will learn about U.S. export law. Sigh. You don’t need to go to Cuba to find out you can’t bring back cigars. [National Law Journal]

    * Who’s the latest lady love in Lindsay Lohan’s life? Shawn Holley. LiLo reportedly whispered sweet nothings into her lawyer’s ear after she was freed from the bonds of supervised probation. [Los Angeles Times]

    11 Comments / / Apr 2, 2012 at 9:19 AM
  • California, Craigslist, Reality TV, Television

    Who Uses An AOL Email To Cast A Lawyer Reality Show?

    For the sake of Bravo, of reality television, of the legal profession in general, Elie hopes this Craigslist ad is fake. Because if it’s not, that means that Bravo is putting together a pilot for some kind of Beverly Hills-based, female-lawyer reality show, and the network is casting it on Craigslist through somebody who so has his finger on the pulse of whatever that he’s still using an AOL email address. Hey, calm down L.A. ladies, he’ll give you the damn email address in two seconds….

    36 Comments / / Oct 13, 2011 at 12:37 PM
  • Admin, Announcements, Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Baseball, Benchslaps, Biglaw, Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, Department of Justice, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Federal Government, Heller Ehrman, Holidays and Seasons, Morning Docket, Sports, State Judges, Trials

    Morning Docket: 09.05.11

    Ed. note: Due to the Labor Day holiday, we’ll be on a reduced publication schedule today. We’ll be back to normal tomorrow. A restful and happy Labor Day to all! * More about the Delaware benchslap that we covered last week (including the news that Judge Peggy Ableman’s pajama party did not go forward as […]

    21 Comments / / Sep 5, 2011 at 9:44 AM
  • Bernie Madoff, Blogging, Federal Judges, New Jersey, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.25.11

    * Should we allow circuit judges to sit by designation on the U.S. Supreme Court? Here’s an interesting idea from Professor Gerard Magliocca. [Concurring Opinions] * Hey Yalies: Did your alma mater accidentally make your name and Social Security number available to the public? (I got a letter about this; I guess it was legit.) […]

    16 Comments / / Aug 25, 2011 at 5:37 PM
  • Blogging, Lawsuit of the Day, Media and Journalism

    Lawsuit of the Day: Liberal Bloggers v. Arianna Huffington

    The gorgeous and glamorous Arianna Huffington, reigning empress of the liberal blogosphere, has been sued by some of her not-so-loyal subjects. This morning, a group of unpaid bloggers for the Huffington Post, led by union organizer and journalist Jonathan Tasini, filed a class-action lawsuit against the HuffPo; its foundress, La Arianna; and media giant AOL, […]

    78 Comments / / Apr 12, 2011 at 2:05 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 02.07.11

    * Of shaken babies and unsure verdicts. This long piece in the Times Magazine, by Emily Bazelon, is well worth your time. For those who require a funny take on shaking, there’s always this totally NSFW Chris Rock bit. [New York Times Magazine] * What do willful violations of antitrust law and not being admitted […]

    21 Comments / / Feb 7, 2011 at 9:18 AM