Thursday, July 23, 2009

Philadelphia Market Shriveling Up & Dying



35 people laid off at Dechert's 2 Logan location in relevance two weeks ago.

5 people laid off in privilege, as above

5 more people laid off in privilege last week.

Some people had been there as long as 4.5 years. Some say scores were settled.

Staff attorney hours also seem to have been cut back among many as well.

This is the pharmaceutical litigation site.

Project is believed to be engaged in end-stage activities.

127 comments:

Anonymous said...

As much as I feel bad that people have to do this kind of work to survive, (I've been there as well), this person is a complete moron....its called "a temp" job for a reason..its not full time even if people have been there for more than 365 days. Cases end at some point. Get on another project somewhere or go try to learn an area of law that you can try to do some cases, try to something, anything on the side to bring in some income, law or not. If you can't, ask Father Eamon for some heavy duty prayers.

Anonymous said...

Agreed - temps are just overflow workers. Further to say because a few temps reached the end of the road that the Philly market is doomed.

There is still a lot of work in philly. Continuous hyberbole and wailing over the loss of each and every contract position does no good to our cause.

Theses are not equivalent to associate or other perm staff.in fact, they're not even layoffs. Its just the inevitable end of the line for these temps. They knew on the first day that it would end this way.

Stop whining. Even the priv team got work longer than most temps. Theses clickers will find new work, let's not bemoan their fight as if they are Dechert associates. They aren't.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Dechert!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Mr. Vlad!

Anonymous said...

Day-O

"tally me banana/ Daylight come and me wanna go home."

Anonymous said...

"Continuous hyberbole and wailing over the loss of each and every contract position does no good to our cause."


FUCK YOU!
A lot of people are out of work. The remaining jobs have the rates and hours being constantly pushed down, or taken over by New York-barred Nigerian LLM's, hired by the pimp agencies to replace CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY. The Nigerians aren't even grateful, they're the scum of the earth, hence their country being consistently rated the worst in the world. That's only for one reason - shit people=shit country.

Anonymous said...

This is all true -- I was among the laid-off. It sucks, but there really is no work left to do, so what are Dechert's options? Should they retain us just because we're well-trained and competent? They didn't even do that for their own associates and paralegals.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you with your "stop whining" and "these clickers will find new work." Don't you get it? It's over. There are very, very few jobs for clickers out there unless you want to go to India - I hear there are plenty of jobs for clickers there. In case you haven't noticed, there aren't many jobs of any kind out there in this country. If I was a youngster (like you), I'd be stripping in a tittie bar to pay my bills about now. So cram it, you arrogant clown.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Is Vlad still there? What is that ogre going to do if doc review ends?

Anonymous said...

Slave Ship Bob, how are you going to handle this situation in Philadelphia?

Anonymous said...

Philly is prety dry these days as far as document review is concerned. As noted the Dechert 2 Logan project is winding down. The MLB basement is empty, though there are a few coders working in 1735 Market. The off-site Providus review was cut to a skeleton crew. Reed Smith is over. There is a plaintiff's securities litigation gig going on in Wilmington DE. I hear Dupont is also running a review down there. The Stradley review is still ongoing, though I hear it's miserable and they have cut the rate. MMWR has nothing going on right now.
Does anyone know if the Dechert off-site review in Liberty place is still ongoing?

Anonymous said...

Dear 9:44AM - you claim that there is plenty of work in Philly right now - please provide a couple of examples - you don't have to out yourself, just provide examples of this plentiful work -

or is that you, Denise A.?

Dave Moss said...

"Aw, fuck you! Fuck the lot of you! Fuck you all!"

Anonymous said...

Philly, you can keep Denise Asnes, or Fisher, or whatever her name is.

Suicidal Temp said...

Well I'm glad I secured my gig at Starbucks. It's not intellectually stimulating - I spend most of my days slurping Frappucinos on the sly, discussing Flo Rida and Micheal Jackson with the high school dropouts and stealing toilet paper - but at least I get out.

Anonymous said...

Starbucks have cut their training classes in half. I was informed by a manager that if you don't get into one of these training sessions, you won't have a chance of landing in BIGCoffee. Life in SMALLCoffee is a bitch.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the first poster.

Quit you're whining. You know it's a temp job. You could be sending out resumes from the job trying to find something permenant.

Stop treating a temp job like it's a permenant job. It's not. As for the people that have been temping 4 years on the same project. What in the hell are you thinking? You should have been able to find something in that period of time.

Anonymous said...

The Nigerians are masters at manipulation. They con the agencies and firms into believing that they are innocent and are merely here to work hard to achieve the American dream. Little do they realize that the minute they look away, the Nigerians are on the cell phones flipping houses, or engaging in scams right out of the office.

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Anonymous said...

The racist fuck-twats on this blog need anger management classes to address their entitlement issues.

On a serious note, I certainly hope Deinse Asnes stays in Philly. Having her and Andrew Rider in the NYC office of Hirecounsel would certainly be the end of days.

I hear the LA office of Hirecounsel is recruiting for NYC. I guess they tossed all their other recruiters?

Dave King said...

Hey everybody! Business as usual on Monday....

Lifer said...

It's ok, Philly, I know the feeling.

Anonymous said...

2 Logan is closing? I wonder if this means that Simon is getting canned?

Anonymous said...

Dechert isn't just layoff people in so-called "temp" jobs; ATL just reported that around 25 associates are being let go today, in addition to "a bunch" of paralegals, staff attorneys and legal secretaries. Clearly, this is not just effecting overflow workers, and there is NOT still a lot of work in Philly or anywhere else.

Anonymous said...

I'm working.

Anonymous said...

Well look for Better Coder making cheesesteaks at one the lesser known delis in philly.

When you see him back there give him a shout and ask for a double cheese.

He got laid off last week from dechert and fired from his Better Burger gig.

Yo yo yo bettah codah! Keep it real bro!

Steve Mote said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm working.
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R. Budd Dwyer said...

Put a gun to your fucking head like I did and pull the trigger.

Guido Rama said...

Or hit the beach like I did yesterday! Man, all those cheesburgers I have been eating while coding - I could barely get into my speedo. Time to share them with Big Mamma - the burgers, I mean.

Suicidal Temp said...

12:18. I am in BIG Coffee biaaaaaatch!!!!

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Anonymous said...

I wonder what will happen to VLAD. He is a personable guy, so I imagine he will always have job offers.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to Dave King? Last I heard he was coding in NYC.

More AZ said...

I must admit I liked Vlad and never quite understood why many people woould bitch about him at the Newark project. DK on the ooyher hand was a piece of work.

unperson said...

some rightwinger said:

Anonymous said...
I agree with the first poster.

Quit you're whining. You know it's a temp job. You could be sending out resumes from the job trying to find something permenant.

Stop treating a temp job like it's a permenant job. It's not. As for the people that have been temping 4 years on the same project. What in the hell are you thinking? You should have been able to find something in that period of time.

12:45 PM



and in reply I say:
WORK WORK WORK
LIKE A SLAVE
YOU MUST WORK
WORK WORK WORK
ALL DAY LONG
AND WEEKENDS
that is the eternal refrain of hte shillsters and the rightwingers.


tell ya what. Instead why don't you go sodomize yourself with a butcher knife? Okeley dokely?

What we need in america is to kick out the foreigners and hang a bunch of rich people and their lapdog politicians and media talking heads.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone who is in the know in Philadelphia giov a comprehensive run down of what projects are actually still up and running here? I would sure like to know. I haven't worked in months and it's a bit disconcerting.

Anonymous said...

what document reviews are currently going on in NYC?

Why the reluctance to inform us,?

white is right said...

fuk the foreigners!!!!!

fight for the whites said...

go back to the jungle!

David said...

Um,
hey guys. Big Announcement! Can I get everyones attention, um. Hey, wow. What fun. Just wanted to let everyone know that the client wants to say thanks. Okay, and take a minute to clean your work areas.
thanks.

David said...

Um,
hey guys. Big Announcement! Can I get everyones attention, um. Hey, wow. What fun. Just wanted to let everyone know that the client wants to say thanks. Okay, and take a minute to clean your work areas.
thanks.

David said...

Um,
hey guys. Big Announcement! Can I get everyones attention, um. Hey, wow. What fun. Just wanted to let everyone know that the client wants to say thanks. Okay, and take a minute to clean your work areas.
thanks.

David said...

Um,
hey guys. Big Announcement! Can I get everyones attention, um. Hey, wow. What fun. Just wanted to let everyone know that the client wants to say thanks. Okay, and take a minute to clean your work areas.
thanks.

white power said...

best thing this depression could do is bring up some white power movements! That is what the Jews, Asians and nigerians already have and do for each other, BUT god forbid some middle class whites look out for each other.... Then it is some sort of 'ism.
thanks rich liberal children of privilege for screwing over the white man.
either find a rich wife and abuse her privileged ass or white power!

level playing field said...

I reluctantly agree. I believe the playing field is more than level. I mean they got cabinet posts, supreme court, corporations etc.,, and that colored boy in the white house looks more black than Arab to me.

I mean shit, what if whites had all those high power jobs and cried about and demanded affirmative action programs and extra benefits to get ahead!

level playing field said...

I reluctantly agree. I believe the playing field is more than level. I mean they got cabinet posts, supreme court, corporations etc.,, and that colored boy in the white house looks more black than Arab to me.

I mean shit, what if whites had all those high power jobs and cried about and demanded affirmative action programs and extra benefits to get ahead!

Anonymous said...

Enough with the poor me racial stuff!! Does anyone have any useful information about projects?

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Your Superior said...

This blog sucks! You're all a bunch of idiots!

Anonymous said...

Some sad angry white sociopath is spamming this blog -- and it should be cleaned up.

Sorry white boy that it is your system and even they say you are not good enough -- so you have to take out your hate on others.

That must hurt - when your own system denies you. I am a "colored boy" so it's ok for me to fail your system - but you, that is painful.

I feel sorry for you, monkey boy.

beerguzzlingtemp said...

I liked VLAD. David King was a pretentious phony. Vlad was grumpy sometimes, but you knew what you were getting.

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Anonymous said...

A special thanks to all of you Philly fucktards who thought you were too good to drive (rolling of the eyes) 27 miles south to work in Wilmington (the horror!). I'm really busy at my job down here. I'll have some Grotto's Pizza tonight in your honor.

M'kay, thanks, bye.

Anonymous said...

Blawgs are reporting that Fulbright & Jaworski has laid off six associates and four staff at its Los Angeles office.
Five of the associates targeted were first-years.

Anonymous said...

Today Dechert, which laid off 63 lawyers and 62 staff in March, let go a significant number of associates, plus paralegals, staff attorneys and legal secretaries.

The firm has not made any official announcement or released precise numbers, but blawgs with sources inside the firm suggest that 25 associates were let go.

Anonymous said...

Was Simon Nagel one the associates Dechert axed?

Anonymous said...

This Vlad, is he the same guy who worked at S&C? Big black guy looked like a bouncer, muscular. De Novo man. If it's him I think we looked at King magazine and compared lady rumps - and I am not even black or a man!! Yep, he's OK, seems like he's sexually alive which is always a good sign and makes you less scary [unlike Clovester]. But I think he still enjoys an occasional power trip and is not very knowing of his lowly status in life as a doc. review supervisor.

Recruiter said...

Maybe next time when Dechert is gracious enough to hire you bottom feeders, you will be more appreciative, and you won't call me up bitching about your on-site juvenile squabbles that paint both me and you in a negative light to the elite law firm clients.

Anonymous said...

One such juvenile squabble was about the size of your cunt, Recruiter.

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in this: "Some say scores were settled."

What kind of scores? I was under the impression that those in disfavor were pretty much all fired in the wake of the layoffs from the 2008 settlement.

Anonymous said...

6:07 - Every project fires people in the same way. Things settle or slow down and then the hatchet comes out. The people the supervisors don't like get shafted first. Then, the agency does a careful racial/age quota calculation to balance out the makeup of the termination.

Lapdog Poodle said...

I survived. Thanks to sucking the supervisor's dick during break. Whew!

beerguzzlingtemp said...

Vlad is a big bald Russian guy who worked on the big McCarter project in Newark. He was one of the two project managers.

Anonymous said...

Lifer was at Dechert. I used to walk home with her late at night. I don't think anyone would be bold enough to mug someone walking with an old lady.

Anonymous said...

Where is Lifer?? Is she even alive??

Anonymous said...

She's around. She's probably working and they blocked her internet access. Lifer needs to work overtime because Sallie Mae has been garnishing her social security checks.

Anonymous said...

"Some people had been there as long as 4.5 years. Some say scores were settled."

F off.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, I feel so bad for Lifer. I hope she can still afford denture glue and Depends. What a shame.

Suicidal Temp said...

So sad, so sad. I cried for Michael Jackson and I will cry for Lifer...time for another Haagen Daz.

Anonymous said...

dumb

mr me said...

blacks are dumb

speak UP said...

white power!

Anonymous said...

Whitey troll, get off of here and go listen to Michael Savage.

Anonymous said...

The dumb bores are back. Get lost motherfuckers. Bring back the fun guys - the Big Mamma stories.

Anonymous said...

S&C quiz #1

Q: Why is Valvina Scissorhands known by this name?

A: Because she cut up co-worker paralegal/her boyfriend's clothes in small cubes after she found out he was shagging her "best friend" -a temp gal. Best part is this was done at work.

Oh, and para manager David F. didn't think she was too crazy to hire!! Because her torpedo ghetto boobs were in his face.

Polyester Polly said...

It's one thing to slash clothes and quite another to cut them up in small cubes. Lawd that was one crazy bitch!!

Anonymous said...

S&C is like a psycho ward.

Anonymous said...

Yeah but Philly IS a psycho ward.

Dave Moss said...

"Aw, fuck you! Fuck the lot of you! Fuck you all!"

Anonymous said...

Did Big Mamma eat Borat? I haven't seen him lately. Though> I didn't think she would eat such low class meat. Bu, then again, she be Big Fuckin' Mamma And these be some rogh times 8D

Anonymous said...

NYC contract attorney market update:

SLOWER THAN A TOURO STUDENT'S BRAIN.

Next update in 7 days....

Anonymous said...

Valvina eat that boy after she sliced his ass up

Anonymous said...

Touro hires their staff shit analst from the top ten Special Ed schools. I hear Big Mamma was first draft pick followed but that decrepid old lady Ms Lucy Koward, and then in third place was that mammoth Gorilla, Rhymes with Gayhe

Anonymous said...

Tom, thanks for the Philly love. It's always nice to be noticed.

Anonymous said...

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She one crazy dog.

Anonymous said...

Michael Savage is a genious. He is the only talk show host who can hold my interest.

Anonymous said...

He is a medicated dumbfuck like the rest of them.

Trollop said...

Tom, you laughed at me as I left, how's the project going without me?

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Put Me In The Hole said...

I will never give up temping until I am placed in the S&C Basement. I must work there.

Anonymous said...

Big Mamma ate my lunch today

R. Budd Dwyer said...

Put a gun to your fucking head like I did and pull the trigger.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Big Mamma in Philly. Well, no more cheese steak sandwiches left >:-( Boo

Anonymous said...

The rapid changes in society caused by technology and bad public policy have had some negative side effects, to say the least. When computers began to come on like gangbusters, the big influential brains foresaw a brilliant future for America based on information technology. That vision might have been more accurate if not for outsourcing and cheap H-1b labor, but a Jetsons meme took hold, and the educational system retooled and re-imagined accordingly. No more icky manufacturing spewing dirt into the air: America's future would be white-collar, educated and take place in a clean comfy office.

And as the knowledge economy looked increasingly like the hip New Wave, the blue-collar people producing things in factories became seen as old-fashioned and expendable.

A contributing factor was the rush to outsourcing that ripped the heart out of America's manufacturing base. Business discovered cheap and exploitable labor offshore, and millions of middle-class blue-collar citizens were kicked aside. There was great suffering, but elites didn't care because the affected people hadn't graduated from college and therefore didn't matter much. Anyway, that sparkly new future beckoned.

For those jobs that couldn't be sent abroad to be done by exploitable non-Americans, the gates were unofficially opened to millions of legal and illegal foreigners, who came with a "Kick Me/ Pay Me Less" sign.

The dismantling of American manufacturing was well documented in the popular 1992 book, America: What Went Wrong?. By Donald L. Barlett and James Steele. The book started out as a newspaper series in the Philadelphia Inquirer and generated the paper's largest ever reader response: 20,000 letters, calls and requests for reprints back in the days before email.

(The authors later authored the much-noticed 2004 Time Magazine cover story on the porous border—and were subsequently let go in one of those coincidental media downsizings, another example of how bad things seem to happen to professional journalists who write critically about immigration).

Along with the changes in the way America made a living came a change in attitude. The class division between blue and white collar enlarged. It didn't help that the blue-collar middle class was shredded by the twin evils of immoderate immigration and outsourcing.

Anonymous said...

The immigration part of the equation further downgraded the status of workers. Jobs that were once performed by Americans were increasingly occupied by foreigners receiving lower wages and laboring in workplaces that had become more dangerous. A generation of young Americans in many locales has grown up thinking that foreigners build houses and work in meatpacking plants. However, just a couple of decades earlier, those same occupations provided middle-class lives for previous generations.

Good sense is a rare commodity in public life these days, but there is a definite wave of resistance forming up against the rejection of honest work. The failure of the knowledge economy to bring a prosperity paradise has propelled growing doubt about how the work world has been redesigned, and people wonder what has been lost. Plus the new world of sterile cubicles has turned out to be unsatisfying to the human spirit.

A significant indicator has been the attention stirred up by Matthew B. Crawford's recent book Shop Class as Soulcraft, coming from sources as dissimilar as the Washington Post and Popular Mechanics.

It helps that the author has quantifiable intellectual cred—a PhD in political philosophy—so he has been taken seriously by the book reviewer set. A tough job market for professors set him on a path toward repairing motorcycles and reflecting on the value of manual labor. The May 24 New York Times Magazine carried his essay titled, The Case for Working with Your Hands.

"The trades suffer from low prestige, and I believe this is based on a simple mistake. Because the work is dirty, many people assume it is also stupid. This is not my experience. I have a small business as a motorcycle mechanic in Richmond, Va., which I started in 2002. I work on Japanese and European motorcycles, mostly older bikes with some “vintage” cachet that makes people willing to spend money on them. I have found the satisfactions of the work to be very much bound up with the intellectual challenges it presents. And yet my decision to go into this line of work is a choice that seems to perplex many people.

After finishing a Ph.D. in political philosophy at the University of Chicago in 2000, I managed to stay on with a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the university’s Committee on Social Thought. The academic job market was utterly bleak. In a state of professional panic, I retreated to a makeshift workshop I set up in the basement of a Hyde Park apartment building, where I spent the winter tearing down an old Honda motorcycle and rebuilding it. The physicality of it, and the clear specificity of what the project required of me, was a balm. "

As someone who has lived in both worlds, Crawford has the academic vocabulary and the experience to comment on the ingenuity required in automotive repair. (If you have listened to Car Talk, NPR's humorous radio program of vehicle diagnosis presented by MIT graduates Tom and Ray Magliozzi, you already know that smarts are necessary to interpret mechanical symptoms.)

Anonymous said...

It has always been a lie for the Open Borders crowd to say there are jobs Americans won't do (wages go curiously unmentioned). But it would be more difficult to foist that fabrication on a less class-conscious society.

Immigrants can pack up and go home because more Americans are coming to understand they were never needed in the first place.

Anonymous said...

12:06 am. Alex Gayllard is probably being treated for venerial disease. He will be back at work soon.

Anonymous said...

Wolf Block, a prominent 106 year-old Philadelphia law firm, folded this year.

And that's only part of the massive meltdown in the Philly legal community.

All over the place firms are closing, downsizing dramatically, laying off scores of attorneys. The bloodletting is continuing...

Soon there will be one lawyer in Philadelphia. His name will be Irving Stein, and he will have one client, his mother. When his mother dies, he will close his office and lay himself off, and then leave town. And then there will be no lawyers in Philadelphia.

No "Philadelphia lawyers"...

All in all, I'd rather not be in Philadelphia.

Lifer said...

When I was on the Vioxx case at 65 Broadway, we thought of our Philly counterparts as functionally retarded, which is true because they sucked at coding, but funny because there were people that wadded up TP in the stalls at 65.

Anonymous said...

Recruiter when is your nigerian love child due?

Have you caome up with any names yet? Is it a boy or a girl?

Mazel tov!

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Anonymous said...

Philly market shriveling and dying like Gaylard's penis on unemployment benefits.

Anonymous said...

Yo, Lifer are you still at Dechert??

Anonymous said...

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Hi - I'm entering law school this fall, I can't wait to become a licensed contract attorney, I've always dreamed of being a temp for life, working at different elite law firms every week, im so excited, cant wait to click, click, click...click, click, click..time for a McCafe break...click click click

Hi - I'm entering law school this fall, I can't wait to become a licensed contract attorney, I've always dreamed of being a temp for life, working at different elite law firms every week, im so excited, cant wait to click, click, click...click, click, click..time for a McCafe break...click click click

Lifer said...

Nah, $27/hour and dumb, unadmitted attorneys are a bore.

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Anonymous said...

Vlad tchenko? That vlad? Big bald guy? Kinda gay? That vlad tchenko?

Dave Moss said...

"Aw, fuck you! Fuck the lot of you! Fuck you all!"

Anonymous said...

Man, you people are nerds.

R. Budd Dwyer said...

Put a gun to your fucking head like I did and pull the trigger.

Dave Moss said...

"Aw, fuck you! Fuck the lot of you! Fuck you all!"

Anonymous said...

Dave Moss = Vlad?

Anonymous said...

This blog is worthless.

Shut it down.

Anonymous said...

I heard that 2 Logan is shutting down and that most of the temps and staff have been let go.

Anonymous said...

The Dechert pharmaceutical project at Philadelphia recently (perhaps 7/27/09) sent all of relevance home to await a call back that might be next week.

As to other posts and questions that were presented, the "some scores settled" means the belief that inter-personal agendas were acted upon.

As to people who cry about "whining" over a temp job change, get over yourself. There is no such whining.

As to the unrelated items posted such as mockery, and racialist screeds, etc., you're acting stupidly.

Anonymous said...

the relevance people were also called back after three days out. could have been worse, I guess. All the same, the vibe at 2 Logan is that this project is just about over.

Anonymous said...

I was contacted by Fei Zhong of New York Hire Counsel about a temp legal position for a registration meeting. After the meeting I was told that the client was looking for more of a legal support background. I was then contacted again by Andrew Rider for yet another registration meeting for the same position. After that, I see another of the very same job posting, without any mention of a legal support background necessary! Why not just read a person's resume and then discern what experience they have from that?

Anonymous said...

fat dog

Anonymous said...

4:08 White is wrong...fuck you

Anonymous said...

4:20 hehe good for ya

Anonymous said...

Level playing field...so bitter, loser