- 31 Jul 2014 at 3:00 PM
- 02 Jul 2014 at 9:06 AM
- Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Election Law, FTC, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket, Sexual Harassment, White-Collar Crime
* The New York Court of Appeals put the hurt on defunct firms seeking unfinished business fees from former partners who left for greener pastures. Sorry, I didn’t follow ATL protocol: “Dewey think firms should collect unfinished business fees?” [WSJ Law Blog]
* We reported on the Tinder lawsuit yesterday. Here’s a collection of all the messed up texts involved. [Valleywag]
* Facebook’s lawyer is now calling the emotional manipulation study it recently conducted “customer service.” Dear Internet: Despite all your rage, you’re still just rats in a cage. [The Atlantic]
* So if you’re studying for the MPRE, blow jobs aren’t the preferred legal fee. [Legal Profession Blog]
* How did your last cell phone bill look? Because the FTC says T-Mobile knowingly added hundreds of millions of charges on. At least that girl in pink was cute, huh? [USA Today]
* BNP Paribas is confident it can pay its record fine. [Dealbook / New York Times]
* Meanwhile, Putin accused the U.S. of trying to use the BNP fine to blackmail France into turning its back on Russia. Because conspiracy theories are awesome. [Bloomberg]
* Lawsuit filed because right-wingers totally miffed that black people voted for a Republican. [Sun Herald (Mississippi)]
- 04 Oct 2012 at 9:07 AM
- Barack Obama, Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Election 2012, Law School Deans, Law Schools, McCarter & English, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Politics, Women's Issues
* According to a CNN poll, 67 percent of people who watched the debate thought Mitt Romney won, while only 25 percent thought Barack Obama won. Well, either way you slice it, there was definitely one loser: poor old Jim Lehrer. [CNN]
* If Barack Obama could’ve had his way, he would’ve put Osama bin Laden on trial to display American due process and the rule of law. We suppose that now he’ll just have to take credit for being the man who ordered the kill shot. [WSJ Law Blog]
* A handful of Biglaw firms advised on the T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger, but Telecommunications Law Professionals, a boutique firm, showed up to prove it could hang with the big boys. [DealBook / New York Times]
* From boutique to Biglaw? Joseph Bachelder, an executive compensation expert, shuttered his 10-lawyer firm in favor of joining McCarter & English as special counsel in New York. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]
* Remember Ellen Pao, the former Cravath associate who sued Kleiner Perkins for sex discrimination? She now claims that the VC firm fired her. Of course, like everything else, KPCB denies it. [Bits / New York Times]
* A J.D. isn’t a hoax, but if law schools keep admitting huge classes, the degree will become one. The dean of UC Hastings Law thinks law schools should’ve reduced their class sizes a long time ago. [Huffington Post]
Tags: Barack Obama, Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Class Size, Due Process, Election 2012, Ellen Pao, Frank H. Wu, Frank Wu, Gender Discrimination, Jim Lehrer, Joseph Bachelder, Kleiner Perkins, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Mark Bowden, McCarter & English, Mergers and Acquisitions, MetroPCS, Mitt Romney, Morning Docket, Osama Bin Laden, Politics, Rule of Law, Sex Discrimination, T-Mobile, Telecommunications Law Professionals, UC Hastings College of the Law, UC Hastings Law, Women's Issues
- 20 Dec 2011 at 9:01 AM
- Biglaw, Election 2012, Gay, Health Care / Medicine, Jersey Shore, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Mergers and Acquisitions, Money, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Supreme Court
Tags: AT&T, AT&T/T-Mobile, Biglaw, Christmas, Discrimination, Election 2012, Gay, Gay Rights, Hawaii, Health Care / Medicine, James Franco, Jersey Shore, JLE Legal Fiction Contest, José Angel Santana, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Lesbians, Licensing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Money, Morning Docket, New York University, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, NYU, Obamacare, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, SCOTUS, Snooki, Supreme Court, T-Mobile
- 12 Dec 2011 at 9:05 AM
- Copyright, Defamation, Education / Schools, Exercise, Free Speech, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Sex, Sex Scandals, Texas
Tags: 1st Amendment, Appeals, AT&T, Bikram Choudhury, Child Abuse, Columbia University, Confederacy, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Defamation, Department of Motor Vehicles, District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, DMV, Education / Schools, Exercise, Final exams, Finals, First Amendment, Free Speech, Judge Ellen Huvelle, Judge Ellen S. Huvelle, Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, Laura Williams, Law School Exams, Law Students, Mark Hansen, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, New York, Paul Martin, Philip Culhane, Poly Prep, Rockstar05, Secession, Sex, Sex Abuse, Sex Scandals, Simpson Thacher, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Songs of Confederate Veterans, T-Mobile, Texas, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, U.S. Copyright Office, U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, Yoga
- 28 Nov 2011 at 9:04 AM
- Biglaw, Divorce Train Wrecks, FCC, Holidays and Seasons, Immigration, LSAT, Mergers and Acquisitions, Minority Issues, Morning Docket, Reality TV, United Kingdom / Great Britain, Violence
* Build us a border fence, and then get the f**k over it. Arizona lawmakers are soliciting the public for donations to keep out the people who would work at low cost to build it. [New York Daily News]
* It looks like Kim Kardashian got her Christmas wish early this year. Her soon-to-be ex-husband will not be suing her for $10M over his portrayal on her new reality show. [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
Tags: Arizona, AT&T, AT&T/T-Mobile, Biglaw, Black and Blue Friday, Black Friday, Christmas, D. Wayne Watts, Diversity, Divorce, Divorce Law, Divorce Train Wrecks, Divorces, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Holidays and Seasons, Illegal Immigrants, Immigration, In-House Counsel, Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, LSAT, Mergers and Acquisitions, Minorities, Minority Issues, Morning Docket, Pepper Spray, Pre-Law Advisers, Pre-Law Counselors, Reality Television, Reality TV, T-Mobile, United Kingdom / Great Britain, Violence, Wayne Watts, Wise Latina, Xbox
- 19 Oct 2011 at 9:14 AM
- 9th Circuit, Alex Kozinski, Antitrust, Biglaw, Blind Item, Department of Justice, Facebook, Federal Judges, Free Speech, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Munger Tolles & Olson, Music
Tags: 1st Amendment, 9th Circuit, Actress, Actresses, Age, Ageism, Alex Kozinski, Antitrust, AT&T, AT&T/T-Mobile, Biglaw, Blind Item, Botox, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, Department of Justice, DOJ, Facebook, Federal Judges, First Amendment, Flori-duh, Florida, Free Speech, Hollywood, IMDb, Jeffrey Lake, Justin Timberlake, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Munger Tolles, Munger Tolles & Olson, Music, Ninth Circuit, Paul Ceglia, Paul J. Watford, Paul Watford, Probation, Prosecutors, T-Mobile
- 23 Sep 2011 at 9:12 AM
- 9th Circuit, Antitrust, Biglaw, Cars, Celebrities, Crime, Deaths, Family Law, Federal Judges, Kellogg Huber, Law Schools, Lindsay Lohan, Litigators, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Pamela Ann Rymer, Violence
Tags: 9th Circuit, Antitrust, AT&T, Biglaw, Bomb, Boobs, Car Bomb, Cars, Celebrities, Community Service, Crime, Deaths, Erik Chappell, Erik G. Chappell, Family Law, Federal Judges, Kellogg Huber, Law Clerks, Law Schools, Lindsay Lohan, Litigators, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Ninth Circuit, O'Melveny & Myers, Pamela Ann Rymer, Prenup, T-Mobile, Trial lawyers, Violence
- 22 Sep 2011 at 9:15 AM
- Andrew Cuomo, Antitrust, Cars, Death Penalty, Department of Justice, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Pornography, SCOTUS, Trademarks, Violence
Tags: Andrew Cuomo, Antitrust, AT&T, Bomb, Car Bomb, Cars, Chanel, Child pornography, Class Action, Class Actions, Death Penalty, Department of Justice, DOJ, Executions, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Gonzaga University School of Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Michigan, Morning Docket, Pornography, SCOTUS, Stay of Execution, T-Mobile, Trademark Law, Trademarks, Troy Davis, Violence
- 19 Sep 2011 at 9:17 AM
- Antitrust, Deaths, Department of Justice, Fabulosity, Gay, Gay Marriage, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Wildman Harrold, Women's Issues
* Opponents of New York’s gay marriage law are suing because the Senate kept negotiations in the closet. AG Eric Schneiderman has moved to dismiss the suit, citing a lack of fabulosity. [Wall Street Journal]
* Seven states have joined the Department of Justice in asking to be crossed off the guest list for AT&T’s marriage to T-Mobile. Why? They know there’s no reception to follow. [International Business Times]
Tags: Antitrust, AT&T, Deaths, Department of Justice, DOJ, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, DSK, Eric Schneiderman, Fabulosity, Gay, Gay Marriage, Gay Marriage New York State, Jilted Lovers, Matthew Couloute Jr., Max Wildman, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Nafissatou Diallo, New York, Partner Issues, Stacey Blitsch, T-Mobile, Wildman Harrold, Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon, Women's Issues
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 seven years. You can reach them by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s that time of year again when JDs are starting to apply for 2L summer jobs and 2L summers are deciding which practice area to focus on.
For those JDs with an interest in potentially lateraling to or transferring to Asia in the future, please feel free to reach out to Kinney for advice on firm choices, interviewing and practice choices, relating to future marketability in Asia, or for a general discussion on your particular Asia markets of interest. This is of course a free of cost service for those who some years in the future may be our future industry contacts or perhaps even clients.
For some years now Kinney’s Asia head, Evan Jowers, has been formally advising Harvard Law students with such questions, as the Asia expert in Harvard Law’s “Ask The Experts Market Program” each summer and fall, with podcasts and scheduled phone calls. This has been an enjoyable and productive experience for all involved.
The choices a JD makes during their IL and 2L summers and 2L falls can have an enormous affect on their future marketability in Asia, should they be interested in such a move.Keep reading »
If you are considering a virtual law practice, you know that many of today’s solo firms started that way. But why are established, multi-attorney law firms going virtual?
Many small firms are successfully moving part—or even all—of their practice to a virtual setting. This even includes multi-jurisdictional practice spanning several states and practice areas, although solo and small partnerships are still the largest adopters of virtual law.
Can you do the same? The new article Mobile in Practice, Virtual by Design from author Jared Correia, Esq., explores how mobile technology bring real-life benefits to a small law firm. Read this new article—the next in Thomson Reuters’ Independent Thinking series for small firms—to explore how a mobile practice:
- Reduces malpractice risk
- Enables you to gather the best attorneys to fit the firm, regardless of each person’s geographic location
- Leverages mobile devices and cloud technology to enable on-the-spot client and prospect communication
Download your free PDF copy of Mobile in Practice, Virtual by Design to learn more about best practices for operating a partial or fully virtual practice.Keep reading » »
Transitioning in-house is something many (if not most) firm lawyers find themselves considering at some point. For many, it’s the first step in their career that isn’t simply a function of picking the best option available based on a ranking system.
Unknown territory feels high-risk, and can have the effect of steering many of us towards the well-greased channels into large, established companies.
For those who may be open to something more entrepreneurial, there is far less information available. No recruiter is calling every week with offers and details.
In sponsorship with Betterment, ATL and David Lat will moderate a panel about life in-house and we’ll hear from GCs at Birchbox, Gawker Media, Squarespace, Bonobos, and Betterment. Drinks, snacks, networking, and a great time guaranteed. Invite your colleagues, but RSVP fast, as space is limited.
Details and panelists after the jump…Keep reading »
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