Sunday, January 27, 2008
Rode the Acela train this weekend, and had the added misfortune of sitting in front of two white-haired, loudmouthed biglaw partners - they were so loud that someone even politely asked them to shut-up. One of the partners was from Debevoise & Plimpton, as clearly indicated by their tastelessly ugly Debevoise & Plimpton handbag. In between discussions of an Italian villa vacation share, and an upcoming commercial arbitration where privileged information was clearly being blabbered off to several unsuspecting ears, the Debevoise partner went on to mention how he was currently in the process of preparing for an upcoming paper/seminar. The upcoming paper entitled, "What lawyers can learn from Jack Welsh", clearly garnered the approving support of the drooling partner's traveling sidekick. If Debevoise's past actions are any indication (See- http://temporaryattorney.blogspot.com/2006_12_01_archive.html), it seems evident that the firm is already adept at implementing and executing some of Neutron Jack's cut-throat employment practices.