Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Quinn Emanuel's Flagship Year



The American Lawyer is reporting that Quinn Emanuel saw a 23% jump in profits per partner last year. I guess hiring Scott Krowitz's "Lex-Pollution" to run a dirty and overcrowded sweatshop, in which the NYC fire marshal had to be called in, was a good move on their part. Exploitation certainly pays.

http://temporaryattorney.blogspot.com/2007/08/roast-them.html

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh really? Guess what? That's great.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I remember that project. Where's the link? Weren't there some shit heads they called "Shadows" who made life a living hell for some of the temps? The project is over now right??

Anonymous said...

Yes - Exploitation Pays. Always has, always will.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the memories.

selling my jd said...

I was treated fairly on a Q and E project in February (2 weeks). Cash was beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I missed that horroshow, but have had the (dis)pleasure of slaving away in other lexaloser projects.

Anonymous said...

Is this blog so short on new topics that Tom is now cutting and pasting and recycling his own shit? Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

lay off TOM the temp !!!!!!!!! he is the voice of the voiceless... sue the law schools..

Anonymous said...

It's highly relevant to see the partners reaping huge rewards off the backs of the sweatshop temp attorneys.

Why should should these horrific practices be swept under the rug? Lexolution and other agencies should be held accountable for their actions.

Anonymous said...

Keep talking about it. Yesterday's misery leads to today's profits. While they are busy spending their money, I am still psychologically scarred form that place. History lives on.

Do a google search for the firm. Interesting results.

Anonymous said...

here is a list of temp agencies serving DC:

http://aspiringsolo.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I worked at QE for a day, but got bored during the orientation and left for a few hours to get high. My agency was pissed, but hired me onto another project a few months later, where I agagin got high all day until I was fired.

Look, DocRev is a scam. So when you go to a doc rev, just steal as much time and office supplies as you can until you get fired, and then go onto your next gig. I proud to say that I have been fired from EVERY DocRev I've ever been on. It's not like the agancies can report you to C&F, because they're too dirty themselves. As long as you don't make the cops come to the jobsite, you can do whatever the fuck you want to do. Embrace this fact, people!

Anonymous said...

bad temp !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it's one way of getting back at the agencies. It's clear that there is little or no reward for playing it straight.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should strike? I know! A SICK OUT!!

That'll show them.

Anonymous said...

Dude, how the hell do you not get blacklisted for being fired so many times?

Anonymous said...

Most people end up being let go for one reason or another. The agencies won't blacklist if you get fired from the job, because technically it means you followed through on your commitment to the end. That's why you see the same psychos over and over again. There is no vetting or oversight of bad temps.

Anonymous said...

If you walk off a project because you are tired of the unprofessional behavior of your colleagues and working environment, you are more likely to be blacklisted than if you are a total psychotic fuck up who gets fired by the firm. The incentives are all backwards.

Anonymous said...

Don't listen to 1:34pm who claims to have gotten fired from every doc review gig he has ever been on. He is a fool and I do not believe him. If you behave like that, you will run out of agencies who will deal with you very fast. And besides how can you make a living if you can't stay on a project for any extended period? Agencies do not reward loyalty very much, but they won't keep putting a loser like this on projects, especially an outfit like Update.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Update.

Anonymous said...

I worked with this lady who was more out of it than Paul Abdul. She used to sit comatose all day with a smile on her face. Where ever she was, she was in a good place. The agency loved her because she used to bill insane hours and didn't bother anyone.

Anonymous said...

Don't be paranoid 5:29pm, I am no fan of Update. I have worked with them a lot, but now they only call me for their crappiest projects. They certainly do not reward loyalty, decent work or even billing a lot of hours. They just want to deal with sheep who flatter the Stepford wives or recent grads who are clueless about the business.

Anonymous said...

Too often, the "dynamics" between and amongst temps on long-term projects evolve to become no different than the dynamics found in group psychotherapy. One of the most interesting parts (collateral benefit) of working on these projects is observing human behavoir, and learning to identify traits and patterns to avoid. If you have to do this work, take the money and the lessons learned from observing others. One may never get such an opportunity in one situation to learn a lifetime about basic human behavoir - that is, the worst and the dark side. The wiser one is the person who disappears, and appears to be comatose. Point: I've never seen so many professonals reduce themselves to the lowest common denominator, contradicting all they probably stood for and attempted to become prior to attending law school. These projects bring out the worst character traits, and the agencies only contribute. Take the money, do the hours honorably, and "lead" by one's behavoir while working on the project. It would make all of live's more pleasant while having to prostitute ourselves to pay our rent, student loans, etc.