Billy Martin is gone, dead 10 years since his pickup truck slid off the side of an upstate New York road, but his family is still playing their own version of his famous Billy Ball. The feisty, in-your-face Yankee manager has left behind a wife(his fourth), two children and a lingering estate battle that will Read More
By Matt Fleischer 6/07/99 12:00am
Psst. Firm guy. Tired of long hours, backbiting, bullying, the long and slow chase? Put on a pair of dark eyeglasses, wrap yourself in a trench coat and slip into the Penn Club on June 2, 3 and 4.
The place will be jammed with lawyers, but most of them will be the in-house corporate Read More
By Matt Fleischer 5/24/99 12:00am
Is the Dream Team over the top? They’re getting that reputation. A growing chorus of critics is accusing the lawyers of meddling in the two most volatile criminal cases in the city-the trial of four police officers accused of abusing Abner Louima and the indictment of another four cops in the shooting death of Amadou Read More
By Matt Fleischer 5/17/99 12:00am
The synergistic, occasionally pugilistic rap impresario Sean (Puffy) Combs asked for a secret meeting in February. The marketing and music whiz behind Bad Boy Entertainment has opened a second restaurant, developed his own clothing line, thrown killer A-list parties in the Hamptons and at Cipriani Wall Street, bought a place on Park Avenue, produced and Read More
By Matt Fleischer 5/10/99 12:00am
Federal prosecutors are heading back to school, and they owe it all to Kenneth Starr. After the flurry of complaints last fall about prosecutorial overzealousness, pursuant to Mr. Starr’s pursuit of one William Jefferson Clinton, Congress voted into law an amendment that binds all Federal prosecutors to the ethics rules in the state in which Read More
By Matt Fleischer 5/03/99 12:00am
Listen for the wedding bells.
The spring-time romance that has been blossoming between the storied New York law firm of Rogers & Wells and the London “Magic Circle” firm of Clifford Chance has grown so strong that 23 senior partners from both firms sneaked away April 17 and 18 to a hideaway weekend Read More
By Matt Fleischer 4/26/99 12:00am
Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Sullivan & Cromwell are the city’s elite law firms, the Yale and the Harvard of the barrister set. Their institutional names turn up on many major cases, and often as opposing counsel on the same ones–as in the on-hiatus Microsoft antitrust trial in Washington, D.C., where Cravath alumnus David Boies, Read More
By Matt Fleischer 4/19/99 12:00am
Rommy Revson can see her handiwork anywhere she looks. In 1986, she invented and patented the $1 hair scrunchy that can now be spotted on just about every ponytail around. The original, brightly colored terry-cloth ornamental hairband isn’t the only one that’s hers. Ms. Revson later devised the ruffled-fabric one, and ultimately a less-familiar tapered Read More
By Matt Fleischer 4/12/99 12:00am
Can Anderson Kill & Olick, which fired 22 partners on March 11, survive? Will the freewheeling law firm that briefly included Rudolph Giuliani among its partners (“we’re all partners here”), hack it in the pragmatic legal market?
Right now, new managing partner Jeffrey Glatzer–a loan workout specialist who was not just the best, but pretty Read More
By Matt Fleischer 4/05/99 12:00am
Gail Donoghue knows brutality. In an office on Church Street, not far from where the Rev. Al Sharpton has been marshaling demonstrators every day against Mayor Giuliani and his Police Department, Ms. Donoghue reads lawsuits filed by citizens who have had the misfortune to be bumped, belittled, bashed or blasted by a police officer. Then, Read More