Bitter News, 3-31-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom so bamboozling we’re getting our own trading card: In these “biblically bad” times, The American Lawyer culled down its annual list of 25 lawyers who were the “Dealmakers of the Year.” And it’s a sausage fest.  Topping the list is Sullivan & Cromwell’s H. Rodgin Cohen who last year advised Fannie Mae, AIG, Lehman …

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Bitter News, 3-30-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as tender and revealing as a Gisele Bundchen interview: What’s the best way for a young lawyer to make a name for himself in Washington?  By attempting a media bidding war for an unconfirmed tape of the Vice President/Drug Czar creator’s daughter enjoying some cocaine, of course.  Tom Dunlap, who represented the owner of …

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Bitter News, 3-27-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that you should hurry up and read before Earth Hour: Imagine you’ve had a wonderfully enjoyable night of genital mutilation and being whipped like a bitch when something bad happens—your trusty dominatrix, her husband and several lawyers use your identity to be a straw buyer in a $50-million mortgage fraud.  Now that’s a real …

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Bitter Factoids: Wiki Edition

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“Are we dangerously dependent on Wikipedia?” a recent article asked. It’s a fair question. A Wikipedia article of dubious origins ranks high on Google results for just about any topic. Which is why this edition of factoids is dedicated to the unidentified armies of Wiki editors who have set their unfiltered sights on BigLaw. These nuggets of wisdom may …

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Bitter News, 3-26-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are circumcised for your protection: “A Madison County judge has ruled it was not illegal for a man to ask to tickle kids.” Because thems ain’t fightin’ words. Charles Douglas had been charged for blindly asking parents at a park if he could perform his Tickle Monster routine.  Which is creepy.  And while …

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Robert Parker: Vintage Lawyer

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Name and current title? Robert M. Parker, wine critic and founder of That’s a cool title. But what do you really do? What’s a day in the life of a wine critic? I have been a full-time wine critic since 1983. It is hard to describe an average day. Approximately three months of the year are spent visiting wineries …

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Bitter News, 3-25-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom luckier than Inmate 61727-054: It’s Britney, bitch.  And a roster of lawyers potentially bleeding her dry, bitch.  The pop star is getting speared with legal fees over the last 14 months as more than 17 lawyers have billed at least $2.7 million to keep her operational.  [Los Angeles Times] The Redskins apparently aren’t enough …

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