Jonathan Bristol

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    6th Circuit, Biglaw, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Crime, Deaths, Gay, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Robert Bork

    Morning Docket: 12.19.12

    * Oh mon dieu! Cela ne semble pas bon! As confirmed by The Lawyer, Nixon Peabody will definitely be closing its four-year-old international outpost in Paris, France, leaving the firm with only two offices outside of the United States. Triste. :( [Am Law Daily]

    * “I just wanted somebody to pat me on the head.” Aww, all this former Winston & Strawn partner wanted was for someone to tell him he was a good boy, so he helped Kenneth Starr launder money. At least he didn’t get jail time. [New York Law Journal]

    * Sorry, lady, but when you work in an HR capacity and you publish tripe about gays not being civil rights victims because they “choose” their lifestyle, the Sixth Circuit will just laugh at your appeal. [National Law Journal]

    * At least one law school has gotten the point that tuition is too damn high. Starting next year, Seton Hall Law will allow qualifying first-year students to save about 50 percent on the cost of attendance. [Associated Press]

    * What are some benefits of taking a gap year between the completion of your undergraduate degree and law school? Well, for one, you might reconsider your decision to enroll. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

    1 Comment / / Dec 19, 2012 at 9:08 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.03.11

    * This article details how the killing of Osama bin Laden was legal. That old honey badger Elie says he doesn’t give a s**t. [Christian Science Monitor] * Former Winston & Strawn partner Jonathan Bristol pleaded guilty to money laundering charges yesterday in connection with Kenneth Starr’s Ponzi scheme. You know what’s a cool word? […]

    10 Comments / / May 3, 2011 at 9:06 AM
  • Akin Gump, Blogging, Google / Search Engines, Insider Trading, John Dowd, Kenneth Starr, Non-Sequiturs, Privacy, S.D.N.Y., Technology, Trials, White-Collar Crime, Yolanda Young

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.09.11

    * Is concern for “privacy” simply a justification for censorship on the internet? Some thoughts from a lawyer for Google. [Peter Fleischer: Privacy…? via Kashmir Hill / Forbes] * What’s the secret to lawyer happiness? And no, it doesn’t involve illegal drugs or porn stars (Charlie Sheen isn’t a lawyer). [Slaw via Legal Blog Watch] […]

    8 Comments / / Mar 9, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    Morning Docket: 12.21.10

    * The fight for the future begins: the FCC is going to deal with net neutrality today. Are we going to end up with a red pill versus blue pill scenario? [Media Decoder / New York Times] * Super-agent Jim Wiatt, former head of the William Morris talent agency, is suing Winston & Strawn and […]

    8 Comments / / Dec 21, 2010 at 9:04 AM
  • Biglaw, Crime, Partner Issues, S.D.N.Y., White-Collar Crime

    Lawyer of the Day: Jonathan Bristol, Winston Partner Turned Accused Fraudster

    Back in June, we wrote about an amusing effort by Winston & Strawn to rewrite history. The firm edited an historical press release to omit all mention of sketchy lawyer Jonathan Bristol, who joined Winston as a partner from Thelen. Now Winston has even more reason to be embarrassed by its former partner. Earlier today, […]

    7 Comments / / Dec 16, 2010 at 10:56 PM
  • Kenneth Starr, Musical Chairs, Thelen Reid & Priest, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner

    Winston & Strawn Tries To Rewrite History By Editing Out a Problematic Partner

    It’s clear that Winston & Strawn isn’t happy about all the publicity it’s getting over Jonathan Bristol, the Winston partner — or former partner? — who has gotten entangled with Kenneth Starr In case you haven’t been following the case of Kenneth Starr — not the one who brought us the delectable Starr Report, but […]

    37 Comments / / Jun 8, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    Morning Docket: 06.04.10

    * The papers of Justice Thurgood Marshall, for whom Elena Kagan clerked, may offer the left some reassurance on Kagan’s liberal bona fides. [CBS News] * Meanwhile, a USA Today/Gallup poll finds that public support for confirming Kagan is a little on the low side compared to that of other recent nominees (except for Harriet […]

    10 Comments / / Jun 4, 2010 at 8:20 AM