At lunch recently with the son of a long-retired name partner of an Am Law 100 firm, he reminded me of the tortured relationship between big law firms and the reporters who write about them.
Once again, we are in merger-talk season.
A year ago, as the client-to-law-firm conversation had fully entered its give-me-a-discount or give-me-death phase, we put Amy Schulman, Pfizer Inc.?s general counsel, on our cover.
With tenure and comp structures clearly in play, partnership just ain't what it used to be.
The Ted Stevens fiasco is only the latest pratfall by the Public Integrity section of the Department of Justice. President Obama and AG Eric Holder are saying the right things, but they won't restore the luster to this gem overnight.
The "global war on terror" has proved to be a losing battle. Look for Obama to employ new laws and to fight a new war.
Some women who choose to stay at home with the kids end up overlawyering their home life.
The easy pardons have already been made. But President George W. Bush is ready to use his power to make history.
Part-time work can seem like the perfect life, but expectations are unrealistic and out of sync.