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  • happy student thumbs up RF

    Biglaw, Career Center, Job Survey, Rankings, Reader Polls

    Which Firms Are The Student Favorites?

    There are plenty of media entities measuring firms against one another: revenues (Am Law), “prestige” (Vault), practice area prowess (Chambers), and so on. Which firms are the law student favorites according to the ATL Survey?

    9 Comments / / Jul 30, 2013 at 4:45 PM
  • 'They stole it from us. Sneaky little ABA. Wicked, tricksy, false!'

    American Bar Association / ABA, Attorney Misconduct, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Bonuses, California, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Federal Judges, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Money, Morning Docket, Munger Tolles & Olson, Partner Issues, Patents, Privacy, SCOTUS, Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court, Travel / Vacation, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Morning Docket: 02.18.13

    Ed. note: Due to the Presidents’ Day holiday, we will be on a reduced publication schedule today. We will be back in full swing tomorrow. We hope that you will enjoy your day off, but please feel free to lament your lack thereof in the comments.

    * “[T]hey don’t want to hear nothing.” Vedel Browne, the man accused of robbing Stephen Breyer at machete-point while the justice was vacationing in his home in the Caribbean, now claims that he’s innocent, mon. [St. Kitts-Nevis Observer]

    * You know what, the farmer in the Super Bowl commercial probably didn’t have to deal with bullsh*t like Monsanto’s seed patents, but today’s farmers do, and they’ll argue their case before the Supreme Court this week. [New York Times]

    * “I’m a betting man. And I would bet and give odds that Sullivan & Cromwell has never said that publicly.” Who dares question S&C’s stance in the hot mess that is Herbalife? None other than Carl Icahn. [Am Law Daily]

    * Here’s an important Biglaw math lesson that’s been provided to us via California-based firms like Irell & Manella, Munger Tolles, and Orrick: a little revenue minus a lot of partners equals profitability. [Recorder]

    * Amid a flurry of filings on Valentine’s Day, love must’ve been a battlefield for the embattled Dewey & LeBoeuf refugees who were in desperate search of their once promised 2011 bonuses. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * From the department of things that suck: having to defend your office’s alleged “underhanded tactics” in a $150 million wrongful conviction case while you’re trying to get re-elected as district attorney. [New York Times]

    * We got bitches in the office lawyerin’ on, and they ain’t leavin’ till six in the mornin’ — unless they want to be fired. An ex-Travers Smith trainee claims she was canned for leaving the firm “early”… at 6:30 a.m. [Telegraph]

    * If it weren’t for Cosmo, this woman wouldn’t have known her landlord was an alleged creeper. A Maryland lawyer now faces criminal charges for allegedly filming his female tenants in the nude. [Washington Post]

    * “We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious!” The ABA officially put Florida A&M on notice that its law school accreditation may be in jeopardy if they don’t shape up in terms of bar passage. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * What do you do the second you step off a cruise ship that’s been described as “a floating toilet, a floating petri dish, a floating hell”? You grab the very first lawyers you see, and sue! [Nation Now / Los Angeles Times]

    15 Comments / / Feb 18, 2013 at 9:17 AM
  • money towel

    Biglaw, Caption Contests, Contests, Pictures, Reader Polls

    Caption Contest Winner: Biglaw Beach Blanket Bonus Bingo

    Many lawyers are hoping that Cravath, the former market leader on spring bonuses, will leave Sullivan & Cromwell all wet. Here’s the winner for our latest caption contest…

    10 Comments / / May 7, 2012 at 1:23 PM
  • money towel

    Biglaw, Caption Contests, Contests, Pictures, Reader Polls

    Caption Contest Finalists: Biglaw Beach Blanket Bonus Bingo

    Many lawyers are hoping that Cravath, the former market leader on spring bonuses, will leave Sullivan & Cromwell all wet. Here are the finalists for our latest caption contest…

    18 Comments / / May 3, 2012 at 11:15 AM
  • money towel

    Biglaw, Caption Contests, Contests, Pictures

    Caption Contest: Biglaw Beach Blanket Bonus Bingo

    Many lawyers are hoping that Cravath, the former market leader on spring bonuses, will leave Sullivan & Cromwell all wet. Here’s the photo for our latest caption contest…

    55 Comments / / Apr 30, 2012 at 1:04 PM
  • Associate Bonus Watch 2010, Biglaw, Bonuses, Money

    Associate Bonus Watch: That’s All Folks, Sullivan & Cromwell (Basically) Matches Cravath

    This is just coming into the ATL inbox, but it appears that Sullivan & Cromwell has announced bonuses that will essentially match the Cravath bonus scale. “Essentially,” because there are a few interesting caveats: people in the class of 2003 will get $37,500 — i.e., $2,500 more than the Cravath class of 2003 — and […]

    93 Comments / / Dec 21, 2010 at 12:59 PM
  • Associate Bonus Watch 2010, Biglaw, Bonuses, Partner Issues, Partner Profits

    Associate Bonus Watch: What’s Up With S&C?

    As of this writing — Thursday, December 16, at 10:30 AM — Sullivan & Cromwell has not yet announced its bonus scheme. We suspect that several other top firms that have yet to announce bonuses, like Davis Polk, Simpson Thacher, Cleary Gottlieb, and Debevoise, are simply waiting for the white smoke to emerge from 125 […]

    57 Comments / / Dec 16, 2010 at 10:30 AM