Nathan Sawaya

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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.11.15

    * Lindsay Lohan is heading back to community service. This time someone decided the party girl should be helping out at a preschool. She’s apparently working down the block from me so I’ll keep my eyes out. [Jezebel]

    * Exploring the labor issues involved in ESPN’s hasty and petty considered decision to fire Bill Simmons because he is willing to speak honestly about Roger Goodell. [PrawfsBlawg]

    * Whoa. Vermont State Senator arrested late last week accused of raping three women. One of the alleged victims was a 15-year-old intern at the time. And then the court released the victims’ contact information in direct violation of a judge’s order. [VT Digger]

    * Next time you’re in Yellowstone, be careful what you do with your photos: Wyoming just made it illegal to give them to a government agency lest they use the photos to figure out how badly Wyoming is poisoning the environment. Rationality! [Slate]

    * Bernardo Roman III, who had earned more than a little ire for his representation of the Miccosukee Tribe has, apparently, gotten canned. [South Florida Lawyers]

    * Meanwhile, Native Americans are both underrepresented and ignored in the profession. [The National Law Journal]

    * Staci spoke with Nicole Abboud about Women in the Law. [The Gen Why Lawyer]

    * Shearman partner Richard Hsu chats with Nathan Sawaya, the attorney who left it behind to become The Lego Brick Artist. [Hsu Untied]

    2 Comments / / May 11, 2015 at 5:48 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 09.25.14

    * Justice Sotomayor would like to remind you that just because you’ve been to one Indian casino, that doesn’t mean all Native Americans are fantastically wealthy. [KGOU]

    * Nor is every Native American cured by this news, but this is certainly a start — the Department of the Interior will sign a $554 million settlement in the breach of trust case brought by the Navajo nation. [Buckley Sandler LLP]

    * A Peruvian woman has sued Disney for $250 million because she alleges that Frozen is a rip-off of her life story. Because she has magic ice powers? I guess. Actually, it looks like the only connection is that she lived in a cold place and had a sister. This reminds me of my lawsuit against Chuck Palahniuk for basing Fight Club on my life story. Not that I ran anarchic underground fight clubs, but because one-time at camp I made a bar of soap. [Bustle]

    * Law professor goes after revenge porn and patent trolls because he’s trying to win the title of best person ever. [Brooklyn Paper]

    * Harold Hamm, Continental Resources’ Chairman and CEO — and former energy adviser to Mitt Romney — is staring down the barrel of a massive divorce settlement. So he takes a page from Romney’s adversary. Hamm is arguing that his fortune… he didn’t build that! He was just the beneficiary of a good market rather than a contributing factor so he doesn’t have to share. [Upstream Online]

    * The CAC launches a new series on the Roberts Court at 10. It’s hard to believe how long ago that was. When the Chief Justice took over we still thought the ending of Lost was going to make sense! [Constitutional Accountability Center]

    * Winston & Strawn lawyer turned famous LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya opened a new show in London. Sculptures made of thousands and thousands of hand-assembled bricks. Just in case you were wondering if there was a task more boring than document review. [Yahoo! Canada News]

    * Paul Clement and Mike Carvin offer a SCOTUS preview. [Heritage Foundation]

    8 Comments / / Sep 25, 2014 at 5:05 PM
  • Having a bad day in Biglaw?

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    Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Lego Brick Artist

    Are you good at building stuff with Legos? One former Biglaw associate has turned it into a career.

    5 Comments / / Jan 23, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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    Quote of the Day: Building Blocks for Your Career

    My worst day as an artist is better than my best day as a lawyer. — Nathan Sawaya, former Winston & Strawn attorney turned LEGO artist, commenting on his decision to leave his lucrative Biglaw career to play with toys. His latest exibition, The Art of the Brick, will be on display from December 2, […]

    12 Comments / / Nov 28, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    ATL Field Trip: Playing With LEGOs on a Saturday

    This past weekend, two of your ATL editors paid a visit to Agora Gallery in Chelsea. We wanted to see for ourselves the LEGO brick sculptures of Nathan Sawaya, the lawyer turned LEGO artist. As explained in our profile of Sawaya, the NYU Law grad left Winston & Strawn for a $30,000-a-year job as a […]

    10 Comments / / Mar 30, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Nathan Sawaya Gives Up Corporate Law for Legos

    Nathan Sawaya went to the trouble of getting a law degree, but now he’s making a living with a skill he mastered in kindergarten. Instead of building cases these days, Sawaya is building large-scale sculptures out of LEGOs. He’s been a LEGO fanatic since he got his first set at 5 years old. He told […]

    57 Comments / / Mar 23, 2010 at 10:01 AM