Loose Ends, 11-8-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

The unemployment rate is the highest it’s been in almost 15 years.  So party tonight like it’s 1994!  [Detroit Free Press]

Skadden partner + Half of a pre-Prop 8 same-sex marriage + Romance novelist = One hell of a super-relevant interview subject (for Bitter Lawyer, at least.) [WSJ Law Blog]

Get to know the motley crew of wild-and-crazy lawyers on the Obama-Biden transition team—including their interests, turn-ons, “porn star names” (Barack = Harry Rugmuncher!), and what they consider to be their best physical feature.  []

Is the only difference between “Partner” and “Associate” a higher billable rate?  Why don’t you ask a Partner that yourself.  []

Sucks when your attempt to generate some buzz ends up a total buzz kill.  “The firm [UK’s CMS Cameron McKenna] has had to recall hundreds of the branded travel adapters it had produced for the law fair season after a Cambridge University student was ‘shocked’ by the product.” [The Lawyer]

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