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    Attorney Misconduct, Biglaw

    Watch This Biglaw Firm’s Managing Partner Fire A Misbehaving Partner — Via YouTube Video

    Quit your sports trash-talking before it costs you your job, lawyers.

    21 Comments / / Nov 11, 2015 at 10:47 AM
  • Sepp Blatter (photo via Agência Brasil)


    Non-Sequiturs: 06.02.15

    * Just days after a hard-fought reelection campaign, Sepp Blatter is resigning his post as President of FIFA. I wonder whose indictment is coming out next… [The Guardian]

    * The ABA is going to investigate the much-maligned Charleston School of Law. [SC Lawyers Weekly]

    * If you fancy yourself a trivia master — or just want some free drinks and food — sign up for ATL’s Summer Trivia Showdown. Use the code “PLComp” to get in for free. [Above the Law]

    * A New Jersey judge gagged the Bergen Dispatch, leading to this incisive response from the paper and the judge quietly vacating her own order. As Walter Sobchak taught us, “The Supreme Court has roundly rejected prior restraint.” [Boing Boing]

    * Not to diminish the serious electoral problems of the U.S., but check out how out of whack representation is in the United Kingdom. [Lawyers, Guns & Money]

    * If you’re seeking a prosanity fix, a parent filed a federal lawsuit against local, state and federal education officials contending that the theory of evolution is functionally a religion and therefore teaching it is a violation of his kid’s rights. [Charleston Daily Mail]

    * Seyfarth Shaw’s Stephen Poor explains why he joined Twitter. He talks about innovation and leadership, but it was all about following @aplusk. [Bloomberg BNA / Big Law Business]

    10 Comments / / Jun 2, 2015 at 4:57 PM
  • Damn Dewey dollars...

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.02.15

    * McDermott Will & Emery poached six partners from K&L Gates as part of its Dallas office “re-launch.” Their poor paralegals: Right now, the lawyers are working in temporary offices, and don’t have access to land lines. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Dean Paul Mahoney of UVA Law announced he’ll be stepping down from his position on June 30, 2016, after eight years of dedicated service to the school. Law students, please lower your collars to a half-pop in light of this news. [UVA Today]

    * Dewey think these defendants are full of themselves? The former leaders of this failed firm had insane and enviable compensation packages, but that doesn’t mean their multimillion-dollar guarantees weren’t justified — or even deserved. [Am Law Daily]

    * Experts speculate that the Justice Department’s case against FIFA could strengthen its global power, but of course, that will hinge on whether Loretta Lynch can get RICO charges to stick for conduct that took place overseas. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * After months of going back and forth on their urge to merge, Hiscock & Barclay completed its combination with Damon Morey. The new 275-lawyer firm will be known as Barclay Damon, and could possibly become a member of the Am Law 200. []

    * Legal marijuana business need lawyers and bankers, but those willing to advise them are few and far between. If you want to join the green rush and learn how to help these people comply with the law, come to our marijuana law reception later this month. [Forbes]

    15 Comments / / Jun 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM
  • sexy anonymous lawyer LF


    Non-Sequiturs: 05.29.15

    * Out-of-state mistress had insufficient contacts with the state for wife’s alienation of affection tort. Hos in different area codes: it’s not a saying, it’s a legal doctrine. [Legal Profession Blog]

    * The Orange County D.A.’s office took withholding evidence to a whole new level. Actually, probably more frightening, this behavior probably isn’t all that uncommon. [Slate]

    * Lawyer making six figures lectures law school grads about how they need to take public service jobs. [The Legal Watchdog]

    * Prince Harry’s ex has left Allen & Overy. What’s the next career move for Chelsy Davy? DJ. Rich people make the best life decisions. [Legal Cheek]

    * All the ways that FIFA allegedly hid bribes. When it comes to hiding, I thought soccer would never top an NBCSN contract. [Screamer / Deadspin]

    * The Dersh talks about becoming a great litigator and discusses where his current legal battle stands. [In the Benches]

    * Why fight in court if the courts are so unfair? [Katz Justice]

    * On Tuesday, the Intelligence Squared debate series will tackle marriage equality, debating whether the Equal Protection clause requires states to issue same-sex marriage licenses. There are still tickets available if you wish to attend. [Intelligence Squared]

    * What will life look like after Earth’s next mass extinction event? And will they need lawyers? [What About Clients?]

    4 Comments / / May 29, 2015 at 4:57 PM
  • soccer ball world cup

    White-Collar Crime

    Soccer, International Criminal Law, and Thucydides

    What ancient history teaches us about the FIFA indictments.

    16 Comments / / May 28, 2015 at 12:45 PM
  • FIFA Map

    Department of Justice, Sports

    Only The American Justice System Could Go After FIFA

    U.S.A.! U.S.A.! If we can’t beat ’em on the pitch, we’ll get them in court.

    0 Comments / / May 27, 2015 at 1:32 PM
  • drunk with a tie around head

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.27.15

    * It’s summer associate season in Biglaw, so here are some tips to help you not completely screw up your futures. (But if you do catch someone misbehaving, make sure to send your friends here at ATL a tip.) [MoneyBeat / Wall Street Journal]

    * Break out the vuvuzelas, because Loretta Lynch just scored herself a gigantic GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Several of FIFA’s top officials were arrested in Switzerland for extradition to America to face federal corruption charges over years of alleged racketeering and wire fraud. [New York Times]

    * “Not all the evidence that you hear and see will be riveting.” The Dewey & LeBoeuf financial crimes trial may be sexy for Biglaw aficianados, but at least one of the prosecutors on the case had the courtesy to warn jurors they’d be bored. [Am Law Daily]

    * Which Biglaw firms are the best places for new fathers to work? According to a recent report from Fatherly, a digital parenting resource for men, Arnold & Porter, Alston & Bird, and Baker Donelson all have pretty nice paternity leave policies. [; Fatherly]

    * At some law firms, working part-time or on a flexible schedule isn’t necessarily a career killer for women, but that doesn’t change the fact that at other firms, doing so means that “they’re no longer on that partnership/management track.”[Crain’s Chicago Business]

    * Daniel Meltzer, Story Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, former Principal Deputy Counsel to President Obama, and federal courts scholar, RIP. [Legal Theory Blog]

    12 Comments / / May 27, 2015 at 9:01 AM
  • soccer ball world cup

    Sports, Women's Issues

    Women Lose Fight, Knee Ligaments

    Canada. Where lawlessness, mysogyny, and general moose-rapery reign.

    1 Comment / / Jan 23, 2015 at 3:02 PM
  • Beyonce mean

    ACLU, Baseball, Google / Search Engines, Intellectual Property, Job Searches, Laurence Tribe, Non-Sequiturs, Prostitution, Sex, Technology, Trademarks

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.15.14

    * Suit filed questioning the parentage of Blue Ivy Carter. Plaintiff claims to be the real… mother? Hm. You’d think that would be pretty easy for everyone to remember. [International Business Times]

    * The Washington D.C.-area NFL team has filed suit to get its trademark back. They think the USPTO are Indian Givers. [DCist]

    * The ACLU is asking courts to define “freedom of the press” in the wake of Ferguson. I understand their impulse, I just don’t think they’re gonna like the answer. [Fox2Now]

    * A 71-year-old lawyer allegedly called two escorts over to his house and they asked for more money. Even for rich lawyers it’s the principle of the thing. [South Florida Lawyers]

    * Sad to see Professor Larry Tribe join the “let’s blame the teachers instead of funding public schools” parade. But now that he’s become a high-profile supporter of ending tenure for those teaching the young, perhaps he’ll renounce his own tenure. Or at least fight to revoke it from all his colleagues. [National Law Journal]

    * A Colombian lawyer is suing FIFA for $1.3 billion over bad officiating. Of all the things FIFA deserves to get sued over, this isn’t making the list. [Washington Post]

    * Congratulations to Rob Manfred, a Harvard Law grad formerly of Morgan Lewis, on his promotion to MLB Commissioner. He will continue the proud tradition of keeping us bored all summer long while we wait for football to come back. [New York Times]

    * New lawsuit says Google kept records of plans to infringe intellectual property… on Post-Its. Unwise. Office supplies are for back-to-school shopping, not writing down wrongful acts. [Valleywag]

    * If you’re a current 3L or a law grad about to come off a clerkship, NOAA has a job opportunity for you. Imagine how exciting it will be when the next Sharknado happens! [USAJobs via NOAA]

    13 Comments / / Aug 15, 2014 at 4:48 PM
  • soccer ball world cup

    Boutique Law Firms, Partner Issues, Small Law Firms, Sports

    Beyond Biglaw: Tiki-Taka Teamwork

    What lessons can small law firms learn from World Cup soccer?

    4 Comments / / Jul 15, 2014 at 10:13 AM
  • Hope Solo

    Crime, Divorce Train Wrecks, Job Searches, Law Schools, Lawyerly Lairs, Morning Docket, Real Estate, SCOTUS, Sports, Supreme Court, Weddings

    Morning Docket: 06.23.14

    * SCOTUS justices’ financial disclosures revealed that none of them received gifts worth reporting in 2013. Either their friends have gotten cheaper, or they have fewer friends. Aww. [Legal Times]

    * Here’s a headline we’ve been seeing for years, but people are still ignoring it in small droves: “Jobs Are Still Scarce for New Law School Grads.” The struggle is real. [Businessweek]

    * Law schools, in an effort to avoid their own extinction, are all adapting to their new enrollment issues in different ways. We’ll see which was effective in a few years. [U.S. News University Connection]

    * Quite the “divorce” train wreck we’ve got here, if only they were legally wed: This lawyer allegedly duped his “wife” into a fake marriage, and is trying to evict her from his $1 million lawyerly lair. [New York Post]

    * You may have heard that Hope Solo allegedly assaulted her sister and nephew, but her lawyer says that’s simply not true. It was the drunk soccer star who needed shin guards that night. [Associated Press]

    3 Comments / / Jun 23, 2014 at 9:05 AM
  • soccer ball world cup

    American Bar Association / ABA, Law Schools, Sports

    Which World Cup Team Is Your Law School?

    You can understand a lot about the World Cup when you realize every team is basically a law school.

    28 Comments / / Jun 17, 2014 at 5:57 PM
  • iStock_000017060518Small

    Contract Attorneys, Sports

    World Cup Watching For Doc Reviewers

    Keeping abreast of all the matches while locked in a tedious review.

    17 Comments / / Jun 4, 2014 at 10:09 AM
  • tootsie-roll-pop-owl

    Defamation, Environment / Environmental Law, Gay Marriage, Non-Sequiturs, Rape

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.22.14

    * “Mr. Owl, how many permits do you need to complete a simple LNG export transaction?” “Well, let’s see… A-one. A-two-hoo. A-three. Three.” [Breaking Energy] * Defamation laws in Europe are way out of whack. For example when gorgeous model Anara Atanes took to Twitter to rip the manager of France’s World Cup team for […]

    3 Comments / / May 22, 2014 at 5:09 PM
  • Lionel Messi RF

    Rape, Sports, Tax Law, Television, Wesley Snipes

    Evading Taxes Like So Many Vampires and Los Blancos Defenders

    Who is number one in the tax evasion champions league?

    8 Comments / / Jun 14, 2013 at 10:17 AM
  • juggalo law sports RF

    Rape, Sports, Television

    Sports Law, Spaw, Lorts: Más Sandusky

    In today’s sports law column: Jerry Sandusky, Joe Amendola, and Kevin Pezzoni.

    5 Comments / / Sep 7, 2012 at 6:41 PM
  • buying in small

    Biglaw, Lateral Moves, Musical Chairs, Partner Issues, Sports

    Buying In: Euro Fever and Biglaw Transfer Value

    How is soccer like Biglaw? And what lessons does soccer hold for those of us who work in law firms?

    65 Comments / / Jun 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM