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    Celebrities, Letter from London, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Letter from London: Celebs Flock to Biglaw

    Last week Britain was treated to the surreal sight of a junior lawyer collecting a lifetime achievement award for his services to pop music. Dave Rowntree, drummer in the band Blur — honoured with a lifetime achievement award at Wednesday’s BRIT awards — now spends his days working as a trainee lawyer at London corporate firm Kingsley Napley, and plays music part-time. And he’s not the only British celebrity who now works at a law firm….

    1 Comment / / Feb 28, 2012 at 10:17 AM
  • Allen & Overy, Dorsey & Whitney, Letter from London, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Letter from London: The Benedict Arnold Society

    Benedict Arnold was a general during the American Revolutionary War who started out in the Continental Army but later defected to the Brits. So when in the early 1990s U.S. lawyers Jeffrey Golden and Thomas Joyce quit, respectively, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Dorsey & Whitney to join U.K. firms Allen & Overy (A&O) and […]

    9 Comments / / Jan 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM