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Bitter News, 9-17-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom with the same “supernatural” power over men as Megan Fox: • Capital BigLaw-ers unite.  “Washington, D.C. has become the favorite area for wealthy young adults, with the nation’s highest percentage of 25-34 year-olds making more than $100,000 a year.” Some 10,327 young adults making more than six figures live in D.C.’s Loudoun county.  [Reuters via …

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That Partner Voodoo That I Do

Matthew Richardson Columns, Lawyer 22 Comments

Dear Partners, I have a small request: Please stop driving associates crazy.  Why?  Because if you do, then we’ll all stop wishing death and harm on you and be more productive employees. At 6:30 PM last Tuesday, fed up with my gut expanding from Friday margarita benders and sedentary bouts induced by thin attempts to ramp up my billables, I …

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Bitter News, 9-16-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as entirely relatable as the People of Wal-Mart: • Tax attorney William Halby was given a not-so-happy ending this week when a tax court denied deductions of more than $100,000 that Halby spent on porn and sluts, which he claimed as medical expenses. Mainly because he didn’t have receipts?  “The 77-year-old Brooklyn lawyer owes tens …

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Bitter News, 9-15-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as disease-causing as your daily shower—but don’t tell the cat: • Former SVP and general counsel of Intel, Bruce Sewell, is the new head of Apple’s legal department.  I heard it was the commercials that swung him.  [ArsTechnica] • Anything seem super freaking shady about this to anyone? A personal injury law firm recently made …

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I’m Losing the PR Battle to Evil Partners

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 23 Comments

I’m a midlevel associate in BigLaw, and I am on the road to being fired.  Not laid off.  Fired. I get glowing evaluations.  I’m in demand.  I have more work than I know what to do with.  I have phenomenal experience, mentor younger associates and bill over the minimum hours required. I rarely turn down an assignment. So why, you …

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Bitter News, 9-14-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as rude to judges as Serena and as venereal-sounding as Clijsters: • A “powerhouse” New York “highly paid private equity attorney” was sexily scammed by the tangy Tiffany Rasberry (yep, sans “p”) and her crew.  He is one in a series of men who’ve been approached by three flirty ladies and invited to a party …

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OCI Hiring Partners Tell All: Part 1

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 24 Comments

The OCI season is in full swing. And while we totally understand that all schools are at different points in the process (first rounds, callbacks, etc.), everyone is freaked out about interviewing well enough to receive a job offer. An offer to actually work as a lawyer and not a paralegal or building contractor. What’s standing between every law students and a …

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Caption This! September 12-18

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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 street legal scene.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced next Saturday, September 19th. Editors’ Pick (September 5-11): drlove: “I have great compassion for the soon to …

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Bitter News, 9-11-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as awkward as “The Pacifist”: • Football season is back, which for many of us (15% of American men, 5% of American women) is a total unicorn fantasy because it’s the only time in your life you can honestly say, “I drafted Adrian Peterson.” Fantasy football has created an $800 million industry, which makes sense …

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