Raj Rajaratnam

  • Bharara,_Preet_Headshot-RF

  • Abraham Lincoln Abe Lincoln

    2nd Circuit, Bankruptcy, Barack Obama, Biglaw, D.C. Circuit, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Insider Trading, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Politics, SCOTUS, Solicitor General's Office, Supreme Court, White House Counsel

    Morning Docket: 11.19.13

    * President Obama won’t “just sit idly by” as his D.C. Circuit nominees are picked off one by one by Senate Republicans. No, instead he’s going to have his White House Counsel give interviews for him. [National Law Journal]

    * Today is the 150th anniversary President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. If you’d like, you can watch a live stream of an event celebrating the occasion here at 12 p.m. EST today. [Constitution Accountability Center]

    * If you want to learn how to write like the U.S. Solicitor General, you can get the “Bluebook for Supreme practitioners” right here (affiliate link) to see exactly how it’s done. [Supreme Court Brief / National Law Journal (sub. req.).]

    * The Second Circuit slapped down a few requests yesterday, the most notable of which being Argentina’s bid for a full rehearing and Raj Rajaratnam’s plea for a review of his conviction. [Bloomberg; Bloomberg]

    * You don’t know what you got till it’s gone: Weil Gotshal is welcoming back a former finance partner after a seven-year stint at Norton Rose Fulbright to fill out its emptied Dallas office. [Law 360 (sub. req.)]

    * Dewey know when the axe man commeth for those who refused to join the failed firm’s $70 million partner contribution plan? Right now. Will Marcoux is the first to face off against Alan Jacobs. [Am Law Daily]

    * Despite all warnings, you want to go to law school so badly that you’re reapplying. Well, we probably can’t help you much, but here are some tips. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News & World Report]

    1 Comment / / Nov 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM
  • Professor Nina Pillard

    2nd Circuit, Biglaw, D.C. Circuit, Insider Trading, Judicial Nominations, Media and Journalism, Morning Docket, Securities and Exchange Commission, Securities Law, Senate Judiciary Committee

    Morning Docket: 07.25.13

    * It’s just business as usual: Amid accusations of liberal court-packing, D.C. Circuit nominee Nina Pillard faced questions on abortion and religion during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. [USA Today]

    * Biglaw isn’t as dead as we’ve been told and made to believe. Some of the largest firms are actually doing quite well, says American Lawyer’s editor-in-chief, who’d like her job to retain some meaning for now. [Am Law Daily]

    * Fried Frank knew that it’d take a banker to pull the firm from its monetary funk, so it picked up David Greenwald, deputy general counsel of Goldman Sachs, to act as co-chair through 2015. [New York Law Journal]

    * With the change in SEC policy, from allowing companies to use neither-admit-nor-deny language, to forcing them to admit guilt in “egregious” cases, lawyers may soon be very busy. [Corporate Counsel]

    * Raj Rajaratnam is a firm believer in the “three strikes and you’re out” theory of law. A month after the Second Circuit affirmed his insider trading conviction, he’s asking for a rehearing en banc. [Bloomberg]

    11 Comments / / Jul 25, 2013 at 9:07 AM
  • Raj-Rajaratnam RF

    2nd Circuit, Crime, Hedge Funds / Private Equity, Insider Trading, Money, Quote of the Day, Wall Street

    A Big House For A Big Man: A Raj Rajaratnam Ruling

    Keep those spirits high, Raj, because you’re going to be in the slammer for a while.

    8 Comments / / Jun 24, 2013 at 5:09 PM
  • dislike button

    Attorney Misconduct, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Facebook, Federal Judges, Guns / Firearms, Insider Trading, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Partner Profits, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 03.22.13

    * If you’re looking for an easy résumé line, then consider joining the Supreme Court bar, an elite organization that doesn’t check to see if its members are still alive. All you need is three years of practice, two signatures, and $200. [Associated Press]

    * Stanley Chesley, the master of disaster himself, was disbarred for his “shocking and reprehensible” conduct in a fen-phen case. His wife, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Dlott of the Southern District of Ohio, must be oh so pleased. [Courier-Journal]

    * Howrey like dem apples now? Some of Howrey’s former partners, including ex-chairman Robert Ryuak, all lined up to make deals to delay lawsuits from firm’s bankruptcy trustee, Allan Diamond. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * This Biglaw firm’s future was just a little bit dimmer in 2012, with a 4.9 percent dip in profits per equity partner. This is unexpected from Milbank, a number 3 seed in our March Madness competition. [Am Law Daily]

    * The NRA’s New York affiliate filed suit challenging the state’s new gun laws, claiming that ban on assault weapons violates the Second Amendment — because this is clearly what the founders intended. [Reuters]

    * Raj Rajaratnam’s younger brother, Rengan Rajaratnam, was indicted yesterday in a federal insider-trading scheme tied to the Galleon case. You can’t fault the guy, he was just trying to keep it in the family. [Bloomberg]

    * Sorry, Dean Boland, but you’re not going anywhere. A judge denied the attorney’s request to withdraw from Paul Ceglia’s Facebook case. He must be wishing there were a dislike button now. [Law 360 (sub. req.)]

    8 Comments / / Mar 22, 2013 at 9:08 AM
  • Lindsay-Lohan_82

    Barack Obama, Biglaw, Donald Trump, Election 2012, Gay Marriage, Gloria Allred, Insider Trading, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, White-Collar Crime

    Morning Docket: 10.24.12

    * While the mainstream media may claim the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is neck-and-neck in a dead heat, the majority of Am Law 200 managing partners are predicting the incumbent will be reelected for another four years. [Am Law Daily]

    * In the meantime, infamous media whores Donald Trump and Gloria Allred have both promised “October surprises” for our presidential candidates. Guess we’ll finally find out what they’re yapping about later today after Allred gets back from court and the Don tweets. [ABC News]

    * “These [lawyers] are my kind of scum. Fearless and inventive.” Raj Rajaratnam’s attorneys plan to appeal his insider trading conviction later this week on claims that the government improperly wiretapped him. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * There’s no way this statute is going to be pushed back into the closet. New York’s Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to the state’s gay marriage law on the basis of a violation of open-meeting laws. [Bloomberg]

    * Lindsay Lohan’s father wants a judge to place the fading star under a conservatorship. Hey, it worked for Britney Spears, right? And on the plus side, it’s a great way to get her name back into the news. [CNN]

    1 Comment / / Oct 24, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Graduate-Holding-Empty-Piggy-Bank

    Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Guns / Firearms, Insider Trading, Law Professors, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Prostitution, Rankings, Student Loans

    Morning Docket: 06.27.12

    * Pay up or shut up: Dewey former partners need to worry about getting our kneecaps busted by the banks that loaned us money to fulfill our capital contributions? [Am Law Daily (sub. req.)]

    * Senate leaders reached a tentative deal to keep student-loan interest rates at 3.4%. Too bad this only applies to undergrads — law students are still left holding the bag. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Your mom probably told you not to be a tattletale, but evidently that kind of behavior really pays off in court. Adam Smith, formerly of Galleon, was sentenced to only two years’ probation for his “very substantial” aid in Raj Rajaratnam’s insider trading trial. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Forty-six CEOs on the 2012 Fortune 500 list went to law school, but only four hold degrees from schools outside the U.S. News Top 100, and just one went to an RNP school. Yikes. [U.S. News & World Report]

    * Was this Nova Law professor “mentally deranged enough to engage in a campus shooting rampage”? That’s apparently what members of the administration thought when they fired him. [National Law Journal]

    * Anna Gristina, the accused “Millionaire Madam,” was released last night on $250K bond after spending four months behind bars. Looks like it’s back to the world’s oldest profession for this soccer mom. [Reuters]

    9 Comments / / Jun 27, 2012 at 9:03 AM
  • All rise for the Honorable Judge Fiddy

    Bloomberg, Fat People, Insider Trading, Non-Sequiturs, Summer Associates, Wal-Mart

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.31.2012

    * For everyone who’s ever wondered, “I’m an attorney, but I also love playing lacrosse. Where can I enjoy my dual passions?” Well, here’s your answer. [Wall Street Journal]

    * More analysis of today’s DOMA smack down. [Leonard Link]

    * Still speaking about DOMA, check out these interesting similarities between Judge Michael Boudin, who wrote the court’s DOMA opinion, and 50 Cent. (Spoiler: they’ve both been shot a gazillion times, duuuh.) [Think Progress]

    * How do you turn your summer associateship into a full-time offer? I might suggest presents, nepotism, or, ahem, “favors.” Or for more traditional folks, I suppose you could take this “practical” advice. [The Careerist]

    * What can business executives learn from Wal-Mart? That having holiday sales so huge people are willing to die to be there might not be such a terrible idea? [Harvard Business Review]

    * What happens when the pool of college graduates dries up in a metropolitan area? Kitten starvation, ice storms, and zombies. [New York Times]

    * On a policy level, this maybe isn’t a great idea. And I realize I might sound like a hypocrite. But, honestly, if sodas were banned, I would be really upset for like 20 minutes, and then I would just go on a crazy 20-year coconut water binge. [New York Times]

    After the jump, check out Bloomberg Law’s interview with the judge from Raj Rajaratnam’s insider trading case…

    2 Comments / / May 31, 2012 at 5:53 PM
  • Prostitution2

    Bail, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Fast Food, Food, Insider Trading, Intellectual Property, Morning Docket, Pornography, Prostitution, Trademarks

    Morning Docket: 04.20.12

    * George Zimmerman will appear before Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. today to request bail. What kind of evidence will the prosecutor have to present for bond to be denied? [Miami Herald]

    * Should prostitution be legalized? 70% of our readers think it should be (and not just because it’d mean they’d be employed nine months after graduation). But let’s get some more input from others on this topic. [Room for Debate / New York Times]

    * “Bring me Solo and the Wookiee. They will all suffer for this outrage.” Rajabba the Hut seems to have had a second Goldman Sachs tipper. Say hello to Rajat Gupta, who has pleaded not guilty. [Bloomberg]

    * Counsel in the Gucci v. Guess trademark case wrapped up their closing arguments in court yesterday. It’s generally not a good thing when the judge interrupts you to question your late filing. [Businessweek]

    * Uh, apparently there’s a legal battle concerning intellectual property having to do with a Three Stooges porn parody. I personally shudder to think of how Curly is portrayed. [Hollywood, Esq. / Hollywood Reporter]

    * After taking a blow from that fake beef lawsuit, Taco Bell’s sales are up thanks to its Doritos taco. Because getting your fingers covered in orange crap totally makes up for the “taco meat filling.” [Washington Post]

    3 Comments / / Apr 20, 2012 at 9:11 AM
  • Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Election 2012, Kasowitz Benson, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Sex, Sex Scandals

    Morning Docket: 02.08.12

    * Extra frothy: Santorum’s trifecta of wins in Minnesota, Colorado, and Missouri has made Mitt Romney angry. Because even a guy who wins nonbinding primaries can be dangerous to a man’s campaign. [New York Times] * Richard Holwell, the judge who presided over Rajabba the Hut’s case, will be resigning and starting a boutique firm […]

    1 Comment / / Feb 8, 2012 at 9:03 AM
  • Attorney Misconduct, Drinking, Insider Trading, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket, Prostitution, Sentencing Law

    Morning Docket: 12.02.11

    * Three days after arguing that an alleged Sandusky victim’s lawsuit lacked any factual basis, Second Mile decided to settle. Better strike while the iron is hot (and the wallet is open), lawyers. [Bloomberg] * So much for that “real shot,” huh? After a failed bid for bail, Galleon Group’s Raj Rajaratnam will begin serving […]

    13 Comments / / Dec 2, 2011 at 9:05 AM
  • Football, Insider Trading, Morning Docket, Nude Dancing, Student Loans

    Morning Docket: 12.01.11

    * Time to separate the men from the boys (but don’t tell Sandusky). An accuser has hired Jeff Anderson of clergy sex abuse fame, and he wants damages. [Wall Street Journal] * RajRaj is trying to stay out of jail. He thinks he’s got a shot at getting his Galleon convictions vacated, but he’s probably […]

    14 Comments / / Dec 1, 2011 at 9:28 AM
  • Abortion, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Health Care / Medicine, Insider Trading, Lindsay Lohan, Money, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Securities and Exchange Commission, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 11.09.11

    * Yet another appeals court has has ruled that Obamacare is constitutional. Aww, can’t we wait for the other side to catch up a little before it goes to the Supreme Court? [Wall Street Journal] * How did it go for this controversial ballot initiative? As it turns out, the personhood amendment was so stupid […]

    20 Comments / / Nov 9, 2011 at 9:07 AM
  • Animal Law, Insider Trading, Law Professors, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Music, Racism, Sentencing Law

    Morning Docket: 10.26.11

    * Rajabba is appealing his insider trading convictions and prison sentence, but someone needs to suffer for this outrage. Where are Solo and the Wookiee when you need them? [Bloomberg] * PETA is suing SeaWorld on Thirteenth Amendment grounds for enslaving killer whales. Oh, so the only marine animals you’ll help have to be black […]

    25 Comments / / Oct 26, 2011 at 9:10 AM
  • Biglaw, Blackberry-Crackberry, Election 2012, Food, Insider Trading, iPhone, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Nauseating Things, Politics, Rape, Sentencing Law, Wall Street, White-Collar Crime

    Morning Docket: 10.14.11

    * Members of the Occupy Wall Street brigade were allowed to continue to be dirty hippies living in a park without toilets this morning. So fresh and so clean! OMG, yippee! [Wall Street Journal] * French prosecutors have dropped another yet another rape charge lodged against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Seriously? It looks like nothing sticks to […]

    36 Comments / / Oct 14, 2011 at 9:20 AM
  • Crime, Insider Trading, Sentencing Law, Wall Street, White-Collar Crime

    Raj Rajaratnam Gets Sentenced

    Find out how much he got over at our sister site, Dealbreaker. Earlier: Prior ATL coverage of Raj Rajaratnam

    26 Comments / / Oct 13, 2011 at 11:33 AM
  • 9th Circuit, American Bar Association / ABA, Banking Law, Crime, Department of Justice, Fat People, Health Care / Medicine, Insider Trading, Military / Military Law, Money, Morning Docket, U.S. News

    Morning Docket: 09.30.11

    * Now that DADT has been repealed, the Ninth Circuit has tossed the Log Cabin Republicans case. How does that Paula Abdul song go? Two steps forward, two steps back? [Los Angeles Times] * Is this a new way of protecting taxpayers? In early 2012, Bank of America is going to start charging $5 a […]

    8 Comments / / Sep 30, 2011 at 9:14 AM
  • Crime, DealBreaker, Insider Trading, Reader Polls, Securities Law, Sentencing Law, Wall Street, White-Collar Crime

    An Above the Law / Dealbreaker Debate: Insider-Trading Sentencing

    Ed. note: This post was written by Matt Levine, the new editor on our sister site, Dealbreaker, and Elie Mystal. Matt here. You might think that Dealbreaker HQ exists only metaphorically in virtual space, or maybe in the fan fiction you’re hiding in your desk, but in fact Bess and I share a real physical […]

    49 Comments / / Sep 26, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Our Sites

  • Above the Law
  • How Appealing
  • ATL Redline
  • Breaking Defense
  • Breaking Energy
  • Breaking Gov
  • Dealbreaker
  • Fashonista
  •