[T]his might be a helpful alert to lawyers who are hiring someone to try to promote their sites: It’s possible that the promotion might consist of behavior that is par for the course for purported penis enlargement products, but not really in keeping with the sort of reputation that lawyers generally seek to cultivate.
- 24 Jan 2012 at 3:19 PM
- Bad Ideas, Blogging, Eugene Volokh, Junk Email / Spam, Lawyer Advertising, Quote of the Day, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Technology
Tags: Adventures in Lawyer Advertising, Bad Ideas, Blogging, Eugene Volokh, Fake Penis, Junk Email / Spam, Law Firm Websites, Lawyer Advertising, Online marketing, Penis, Penis enlargement, Permission Marketing, Quote of the Day, Social Media, social networking, Social Networking Websites, Spam, Technology
- 18 Jan 2012 at 2:20 PM
- General Counsel, Google / Search Engines, In-House Counsel, Quote of the Day, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Technology, Twittering
Bad day for the Internet…. Having been there, I can imagine the dissension @Google to search being warped this way.
– Alexander Macgillivray, general counsel of Twitter, commenting via Twitter about Google’s recent plan to alter search results based on users’ Google+ networks. Macgillivray used to be in-house counsel at Google. Corporate Counsel analyzed his comments yesterday.
- 11 Jan 2012 at 5:58 PM
- Books, Feminism, Google / Search Engines, Law Professors, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Supreme Court, Women's Issues
* Being 15 minutes early to crucial meetings is not all that it’s cracked up to be. [The Ying-a-Ling]
* The key for women getting ahead in 2012: working for companies that don’t discriminate against women. I mean, it’s underwhelming advice, but voting with their feet is a big thing women can do to improve gender equality in the legal marketplace. [The Glass Hammer]
* It’s a point worth emphasizing: working a full-time job while in law school and doing well at said law school are basically incompatible goals. At least in this day and age. Maybe law school was easier for the Boomers because there was less competition (from, I don’t know, women and minorities). [Constitutional Daily]
* Note that this decision in support of federalism, the subject of a new article by Professor Ilya Somin, came from a unanimous Supreme Court. It’d be nice if Republicans could remember that this election season, instead of calling every progressive a devotee of centralized authority. [The Volokh Conspiracy]
* Is anybody still using Google Plus? Any lawyers? Bueller? Frye? [Legal Blog Watch]
- 10 Jan 2012 at 5:27 PM
- Alex Kozinski, Election 2012, Federal Judges, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Labor / Employment, Music, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Social Networking Websites, Wall Street
* There’s a new chief legal officer at Morgan Stanley: Eric Grossman, a former Davis Polk partner, replaces Frank Barron, a former Cravath partner (who joined Morgan Stanley not that long ago; if you know more about this odd situation, email us). [Bloomberg Businessweek]
* Will anybody be surprised if it turns out that Ron Paul likes to fire people too? [Politico]
* Et tu, Bill Kristol? [Weekly Standard]
* How often does a federal judge get a shout-out in the announcement of a pop music group’s tour? [The Music Network]
* Or how often does a federal judge go on tour with his own band? [Patently-O]
* Most people will just ignore the balanced budget amendment as proposed by Chuck Woolery (yes, that Chuck Woolery), but on the off chance that somebody actually says to you, “You know, Chuck Woolery has some really good ideas,” here’s somebody who took the time to smack the Chuckster down. [Recess Appointment]
Tags: Alex Kozinski, Chuck Woolery, Citizens United, Election 2012, Eric Grossman, Facebook, Federal Judges, Francis Barron, Francis P. Barron, Frank Barron, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Labor / Employment, Mitt Romney, Morgan Stanley, Music, National Labor Relations Board, NLRB, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Randall R. Rader, Randall Rader, Ron Paul, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Wall Street
- 09 Jan 2012 at 11:10 AM
- Biglaw, Blogging, In-House Counsel, Media and Journalism, Social Media, Technology
It’s tough being the managing partner of Bigg & Mediocre. All of the hard issues land on my desk. We’ve hired a new Chief Marketing Officer, and this guy recommends that we launch some firm-branded blogs. Press reports say that 94 percent of the AmLaw 100 plan to use blogs as part of their marketing efforts. I guess I have to make a decision; what should we do?
I’ve never actually visited a legal blog. I’ve certainly never subscribed to a good one (if there is such a thing, which I doubt). Someone once sent me a link to something called “Above the Law,” but that was just a post discussing our year-end bonuses.
To blog or not to blog: What’s a managing partner to do?
- 29 Dec 2011 at 9:32 AM
- 8th Circuit, Art, California, Copyright, Law School Deans, Morning Docket, Small Law Firms, Twittering
Tags: 8th Circuit, Appeals, Art, Boies Schiller, Bullying, California, Carolyn Jones, Conservatives, Copyright, Discrimination, Eighth Circuit, Fair Use, Iowa, Joshua I. Schiller, Joshua Schiller, Law School Deans, Massachusetts, Morning Docket, New York, New York City, Phoebe Prince, PhoneDog, Political Discrimination, Rastafarians, Republicans, Richard Prince, Settlements, Small Law Firms, Social Media, Social Media Law, South Hadley, Twitter, Twittering, University of Iowa College of Law, University of Iowa College of Law, University of Iowa Law School
- 28 Dec 2011 at 9:15 AM
- 2nd Circuit, Biglaw, Divorce Train Wrecks, Holidays and Seasons, Jed Rakoff, Morning Docket, Nude Dancing, SCOTUS, Securities and Exchange Commission, Social Networking Websites, Supreme Court, Twittering, Women's Issues
* Like a virgin, detained for the very first time: thanks to this court order, Egypt will be forced to come out of the dark ages and ban virginity tests for female detainees and military prisoners. [CNN]
Tags: 2nd Circuit, Asia, Biglaw, Boston, Christmas, Citigroup, Coach, Divorce, Divorce Law, Divorce Train Wrecks, Divorces, Egypt, GuidoFawkes, Holidays, Holidays and Seasons, Jed Rakoff, Jed S. Rakoff, John Whiting, Judge Jed Rakoff, Judge Rakoff, Justina Cardoso, Las Vegas, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), Morning Docket, MTA, New Year's Resolutions, New York, Nude Dancing, Santa, Santa Claus, SCOTUS, SEC, Second Circuit, Securities and Exchange Commission, Sinead O'Connor, Snow, Social Media, social networking, Social Networking Websites, Stripper, Strippers, Subpoenas, Supreme Court, Theft, Twitter, Twittering, Virgin, Virginity, Virgins, What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas, Women's Issues, Women's Rights
- 21 Dec 2011 at 11:11 AM
- Blogging, Drinking, Facebook, Pornography, Reader Polls, Shopping, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Technology, Video games
Thoreau admonished us that we cannot “kill time without injuring eternity.” But what did he know? That proto-hippie pond-fetishist could not have imagined today’s world, where our collective attention spans have shriveled to goldfish levels and so much actual productive white-collar labor can be, to an observer, indistinguishable from simply loitering in front of a computer screen. Unless someone is looking over your shoulder, nobody knows whether you’re on PACER or playing Angry Birds.
We asked you, the ATL readership, where you turn for distraction when you don’t feel like billing or studying. The results of our research poll, after the jump….
* Professor Glenn Reynolds notes Lindsay Lohan’s swift movement through the jail system. [Instapundit]
* Professor Orin Kerr notes Professor Stephen Higginson’s swift movement onto the Fifth Circuit — in apparent violation of the rule in judicial nominations “that a circuit court nominee with Supreme-Court-level credentials will have a harder time getting confirmed than a nominee without those credentials.” [Volokh Conspiracy]
* If you’re having a hard time keeping track of all the lawsuits in which law firms and their partners are parties rather than counsel, check out this handy guide from Brian Baxter. [Am Law Daily]
* How would you like your soon-to-be-ex spouse to have your Facebook and Match.com passwords? [Not-So Private Parts / Forbes]
* And here’s commentary on Karen Sloan’s NLJ piece by Professor Paul Horwitz. [PrawfsBlawg]
Tags: 5th Circuit, Biglaw, Blogging, Brian Baxter, Divorce, Divorce Law, Divorce Train Wrecks, Divorces, Facebook, Fifth Circuit, In-House Counsel, Inside the Law School Scam, Karen Sloan, Kimber A. Russell, Kimber Russell, Larry Ribstein, LiLo, Lindsay Lohan, Non-Sequiturs, Orin Kerr, Paul Campos, Paul F. Campos, Paul Horwitz, Scamblogs, SCOTUS Potential, Social Media, social networking, Social Networking Websites, Stephen Higginson
Ed. note: The Asia Chronicles column is authored by Kinney Recruiting. Kinney has made more placements of U.S. associates, counsels and partners in Asia than any other recruiting firm in each of the past six years. You can reach them by email: [email protected].
Since late last year, things have been booming in Hong Kong / China in cap markets, especially Hong Kong IPOs. M&A deal flow has recently been getting a bit stronger as well. Although one can’t predict such things with any certainty, all signs are pointing to a banner entire 2014 for the top end US corporate and cap markets practices in Hong Kong / China. This is not really new news, as its been the feeling most in the market have had for a few months now and things continue to look good.
The head of our Asia practice, Evan Jowers, has been in Hong Kong for about 10 days a month (with trips every other month to both Shanghai and Bejing) for the past 7 months (Robert Kinney and Evan Jowers will be in Hong Kong again March 15 to 23), and spending most of his time there meeting with senior US hiring partners at just about all the major US and UK firms there, as well as prospective candidates at all associate levels and partner levels, and when in the US, Evan works Asia hours and is regularly on the phone with such persons, as our the other members of our Asia team. Our Yuliya Vinokurova is in Hong Kong every other month and Robert is there about 5 times a year as well. While we have a solid Asia team of recruiters, Evan Jowers will spend at least some time with all of our candidates for Asia position. We have had long standing relationships, and good friendships in some cases, with hiring partners and other senior US partners in Asia for 8 years now.Keep reading »
Register today for the LGBT Bar’s Meet the Power Brokers: Financial Regulators event, held on Thursday, March 13 from 4:00 – 7:30pm. The event is specifically geared towards financial regulation and features an educational workshop and networking reception. Topics discussed will include the role of financial regulators, new rules and regulations related to the Dodd-Frank Act and developments in nation and international capital market regulation.
A reception will follow the workshop, allowing financial professionals to network and build relationships with individuals practicing in similar areas. The workshop will be streamed live via webinar for those individuals who are unable to attend the event in DC. For more information and to register, visit LGBTBar.org or contact Liz Youngblood at (202) 637-7661 or [email protected].Keep reading »
Tickets to the LeGaL Foundation’s
2014 Annual Dinner and Community Vision Awards
are selling fast
Celebrating 30 Years of Our Bar Association
and 20 Years of Our Foundation
LeGaL, the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, would like to cordially invite you to the 2014 Annual Dinner of the LeGaL Foundation on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Capitale. We are incredibly excited for our event this year as LeGaL celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the bar association and the twentieth anniversary of the foundation (30/20 Celebration).
LeGaL, the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York, would like to cordially invite you to the 2014 Annual Dinner of the LeGaL Foundation on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Capitale. We are incredibly excited for our event this year as LeGaL celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the bar association and the twentieth anniversary of the foundation (30/20 Celebration).Keep reading »
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