Loose Ends, 10-9-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: The son of a Democratic Tennessee State Representative has been indicted for hacking into Sarah Palin’s personal email account.  The length that some kids go to impress their parents is amazing.  [RTTNews] The man, the myth, the H. Rodgin “Rodge” Cohen.  He’s Sullivan & Cromwell’s chairman and Wall Street’s most in-demand, influential lawyer.  With …

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Loose Ends, 10-8-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: AIG gone wild.  While markets plunge and after being allocated $85 billion from the Bailout Bill, AIG hosted a first-class retreat at a swanky resort and spa.  Bankruptcy is rejuvenating.  [Los Angeles Times] You gotta eat AND study for your bar exam.  If you’re relying on a loan to bridge the gap during the …

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Barry Landsberg, Partner, Manatt Phelps

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Current title and employer? Senior Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in Los Angeles What is your particular role as a partner? I litigate business and regulatory cases and appeals for large hospital systems and other health industry providers. I am a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. I co-chair our appellate litigation practice and was the Co-Chair of …

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Loose Ends, 10-7-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Rankings!  The Princeton Review released their new rankings of “The Best 174 Law Schools” yesterday, which (based on student surveys) listed the top 10 schools in 11 different categories.  As Above the Law shrewdly pointed out already, some of the most glaring surprises included Yale not making the top 10 in the category of …

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Loose Ends, 10-6-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: The Supreme Court is back in session today, which is raising a political debate.  How many open seats on the Court will the next president have to fill?  Potentially three.  And that leaves the court hanging in the legal balance.  “‘What you really want to do in reshaping the court is change the median …

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Five Things for Lawyers to Do in a Recession

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When the economy sucks and the prospect of layoffs seems imminent, there’s not that much an associate can do.  You can’t single-handedly infuse energy into a lethargic—nay, crippled—financial system.  You can’t make crappy mortgage-backed bonds turn into creditworthy AAA debt.  You can’t resuscitate the dead M&A market.  But then again, you can’t just sit there and wait for the ax …

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Loose Ends, 10-5-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Man released on bail drives for 10 hours and 1,000 miles.  Two-time Indy 500 winner (and “Dancing with the Stars” fifth-season winner) Helio Castroneves won an Atlanta Petit Le Mans race on Saturday—after being released on $10 million bail following charges of six counts of tax evasion.  [International Herald Tribune] Bill and Hillary’s disbarred-attorney …

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