Law firm holiday parties aren’t what they used to be. In bygone days, the booze-fueled blasts yielded up tales of M&A lawyers making out with each other in darkened corners, partners dancing drunkenly with paralegals young enough to be their daughters and similarly dubious behavior.
In recent years, however, stories of scandal have become Read More
First things first: Who’s getting what? Well, it seems you don’t have to be a Supreme Court clerk anymore to leave those black robes in the dust. At top firms such as Cravath, Swaine & Moore, first-year associates—those who graduated from law school in 2006—are getting year-end bonuses of $35,000 and one-time “special” bonuses (about Read More
Founded in 1792, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft is “the oldest continuing Wall Street law practice in the United States,” as its website proudly notes. Name partner George Wickersham was attorney general under President Taft, and name partner Henry Taft was the president’s brother. In addition to being one of New York’s oldest firms, Cadwalader is Read More
“Who is this guy?”
That’s what an icy general counsel (Tilda Swinton) wants to know about George Clooney—of all people—in the new legal thriller Michael Clayton. At the prestigious New York law firm of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen, Mr. Clooney’s title character has the nifty-sounding job of “Special Counsel,” as well as a snazzy Read More
Are you a young, or even not-so-young, New York lawyer? If so, the odds are good that you’re on Facebook. If not, you’ve probably ignored a dozen invitations from friends urging you to join.
Trust me: You will succumb. Maybe you resisted getting a cellphone 10 years ago, or a Blackberry five years ago, Read More