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Ten Current CEO-Lawyers

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You’ve heard the stereotype before—lawyers have no business in business. They are too risk-adverse to make bold decisions, too cultured in the ways of the billable hour to move efficiently, and too numbers-phobic to understand the bottom-line. In short, lawyers don’t make good CEOs and have no shot at ever making F.U. money.  But the truth is that lawyers do …

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Bitter News, 6-8-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as accounted for as the cast of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: • White & Case has become the headline poster-child firm for the death of BigLaw. Hugh Verrier, W&C’s chairman, has been the one in charge of slashing associates and holiday party budgets in anticipation of the looming “potential paradigm shift as fundamental as the …

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Caption This! June 6-12

Bitter Staff Comics, Lawyer 13 Comments

What in the Bitter Lawyer is going on in this picture? Put your lawyerly wit to the test and post a comment with a hilarious caption about this courtroom birthday party.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced next Saturday, June 13th. Editors’ Pick (May 30-June 5): Anonymous: “Apparently they all went to Roy Pearson’s …

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Bitter News, 6-5-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, repeatedly written and posted over a dead body—how sickening: • That four to five serving of crunchberries you’ve been gobbling each morning?  Not satisfying the fruits and vegetables requirement on the food pyramid you were hoping. Oh, wait, you’re not a litigious dolt and already knew that?  Well, “on May 21, a judge of the …

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Bitter News, 6-4-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom with all the majesty of a three-bedroom in Boca Raton: • How do you pay lawyers to represent you in these trying financial times?  You get people to bet on you.  Investing in litigation is the secret to winning in this economy.  There are funds that invest “in one side of a lawsuit in exchange …

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Bitter News, 6-3-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are hot, like a manatee orgy: • While slumming it in couch, Justice Clarence Thomas made friends with two high school athletes sitting next to him on the plane.  They made a connection over Nebraska football, and from there things got bromanctic.  So inspired by the two youths, Thomas skipped a day of …

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Stephan Pastis: Rat, Pig, Lawyer

Bitter Success Interviews, Lawyer 15 Comments

For those who read the funny pages, the name Stephan Pastis should sound familiar. A former lawyer, Pastis is the cartoonist behind Pearls Before Swine, a critically acclaimed comic strip syndicated in more than five hundred U.S. newspapers. The National Cartoonists Society awarded it the Best Newspaper Comic Strip in 2003 and 2006. We recently chatted with the self-described “goofball” …

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