Something is different this year. Over eight-top lunches at the Modern and partner dinners at Per Se, there’s a palpable silence between courses. (Thank goodness for BlackBerrys!) Meanwhile, the same question keeps echoing around the corridors of Big Law: Where have all the summer associate scandals gone?
Summer associates—law students who Read More
Then: Associate, employee benefits, Chadbourne & Parke (two years) and Fried Frank (two and a half years).
Now: Owner of The Farmer’s Daughter, a Brooklyn bakery. Also does legal research for a publishing company.
On law firm life: “I was a great associate because I was stressed out all the Read More
“There is a real generation gap between those around 35 and those around 45,” a 33-year-old partner at a major national law firm said recently. “Older people still have this weird idea that this is a partnership and we’re in professional services, yakkety yak and blah blah blah. I don’t see how they think that Read More
KC Johnson, a Brooklyn College American History professor, is a veteran academic rabblerouser. So it was unsurprising when, last Spring, after allegation surfaced that three Duke University lacrosse players had raped and assaulted a local woman, he decided to weigh in on an open letter signed by 88 members of the Duke arts and sciences Read More
When it came crashing down, in late summer of 2000, the fall of the Irreplaceable Artifacts warehouse on Houston was one of the more spectacular building collapses in pre-9/11 New York memory. The four-story 19th-century structure was a downtown landmark, piled to the rafters with monumental friezes, plaster busts, gargoyles and brass doors. The emergency Read More
NewYork civil-rights lawyer Michael Ratner was in the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday,flankedbythe mother of one of the Guantánamo detainees he has represented for the past two years, unsure what to expect. After an hour, he was pleasantly surprised. First, Sandra Day O’Connor, and then Justices Souter, Breyer, Kennedy and even Scalia, indicated through their questions Read More
Hating, resenting, reviling Martha Stewart was always a guaranteed ice breaker. Bring up her name in a group, share your loathing and make some new friends. Maybe even get a hot stock tip.
I’ve always been rather stunned by the venom this woman provoked in otherwise mild-mannered people-men and women who, often enough, knew more Read More
It’s been nearly nine years since Peter Neufeld’s name entered the national consciousness along with Marcia Clark, “the White Bronco” and “the house on Rockingham.” By destroying the credibility of the prosecution’s best evidence-the blood trail from Nicole’s body to O.J.’s car-Mr. Neufeld, with longtime partner Barry Scheck, is as responsible as Johnnie Cochran for Read More
Brian Alexander, a former pilot and the lawyer who represents the largest number of air and ground victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, is well acquainted with the kind of accident that leads to smoking jet wreckage. He spends his days contemplating loose wing screws, glitchy software, expanding vapor on hot tarmac, or inattentive, chattering Read More
In a highly unusual move, a State Supreme Court judge in Manhattan has requested that the New York Law Journal not publish a decision she had already put on the public record.
The Law Journal went ahead and printed Justice Karla Moskowitz’s ruling, anyway. The sober broadsheet further flouted Justice Moskowitz’s wishes by also Read More