Monday, February 01, 2010

2009 Most Profitable Year Ever For The Paul Weiss Slave Drivers



Stuffing hundreds of heavily leveraged law graduates (earning $21 an hour without benefits) into cockroach infested basements, forcing them to slave away for 14 hour days, and then mass firing them the minute the economy takes a downturn is certainly a sure way to make oodles of money. God bless biglaw, the big banks, the ABA, and America!

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/paul_weiss_chairman_says_2009_was_the_most_profitable_ever/

http://abovethelaw.com/2010/02/what_did_paul_weiss_just_say.php

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

The TTT schools are busy pumping out grist for the next economic boom cycle.

Anonymous said...

It is a difficult time for all of us right now. - Carolyn Lamm

Not if you are a law school administrator or a partner in a major law firm.

Anonymous said...

Check it out, Carolyn Lamm went to a TTT.

http://www.abanet.org/media/lammbio.html

Anonymous said...

Carolyn Lamm has no power, she is a lackey. She merely reads off a teleprompter or press release. The real power is held by that small cabal of white men that pay most of the dues and bribes to the organization. Having a woman that supposedly touts "diversity" all the time is just a front.

Anonymous said...

Carolyn Lamm: A hero in her own mind
By Ken Silverstein

Carolyn Lamm, president of the American Bar Association and friend of the world’s dictators, wrote a letter complaining about an article about her in Foreign Policy, which I linked to earlier. If you want to read Lamm’s letter, it is available here.

The letter is skilled nonsense, demonstrating talents Lamm no doubt has honed in working to improve the image of the leaders of Libya, the former Zaire, and Uzbekistan (in that latter country, the “rule of law” about which Lamm claims to care so passionately, in one instance, killing a prisoner by immersing him in boiling water, among countless other offenses).

But I have to give it to Lamm for nerve; she wraps herself in the flag of the American Revolution in attempting to defend her conduct.


http://www.harpers.org/archive/2009/11/hbc-90006147

Sonia said...

Does an old goat have to be an Ubekistanian who boils people in hot butter to get some love from this organization?

Anonymous said...

Latest I heard is that some of the contractors are headin' down to Haiti to find a few thousand orphans, raise 'em and brainwash 'em to be 100% loyal, buy 'em all law degrees from Indian and Nigerian schools, and train 'em to be coders working at slave wages... $4.27 an hour. It's called GLOBALIZATION, baby... CAPITALISM. You can't handle that shit, nephew, get your fat lazy JD ass out of the Land of the Free and head on down there to hang with your Uncle Hugo the leader of that Socialist Paradise in Venezuela!!!

Anonymous said...

Lamm probably made love to Borat or some other lad from that godforsaken country - which is why she feels so deeply about it.

I would like to take a huge dump on Paul Weiss. There are no words to describe what a shocking law firm it is. It's coding bowels are worse than third world sweatshops. Paul Weiss is full of men 10 times more ruthless than Shylock.

Anonymous said...

Back on topic you losers - that's obscene about PW, what's the current rate there?

Anonymous said...

I know several people who were socially awkward pyschos in undergrad who now work at Paul Weiss as associates and partners. Let me just say it is truly revenge of the nerds for them. Some have gotten expensive plastic surgery to cover up their ugliness [which is why they were so angry all the time ] - others still look hideous - and bloated.

Anonymous said...

The bowels of PW are probably empty right about now.

As soon as the economy rebounds in the slightest, douchebag Brad (sleazedog Spitzer's former officemate) will be on the phone with Joan Massasar Valvoline requesting thousands of hungry, unemployed lemmings. They will ship in a couple of hundred Nigerians and Indians into the mix, and will create a project that you will never forget.

Anonymous said...

When rich American doctors can't get their dopey kids into medical school, they send 'em down to Guadalajara, Grenada, St. Lucia, etc. and buy a foreign degree.

When rich American lawyers can't get their dopey kids into law school, they start a new for-profit law school in some abandoned warehouse in a sketchy neighborhood of town, grease the local politicians, apply for ABA accreditation, buy a few "professors" with degrees from fancy-schmancy schools, and get accredited.

Hey, whatever works!!

Anonymous said...

Nonetheless, it is true: Carolyn Lamm, a D.C.-based corporate attorney who was named ABA president in August, has registered as a lobbyist in the past for such authoritarian states as Libya and Zaire. A longtime partner at the prestigious international firm White & Case, Lamm has also had close ties in recent years to entities associated with the tyrannical government of Uzbekistan and its ruling family, working, for example, as the legal counsel of Zeromax, a massive Swiss-registered company widely reported to be controlled by Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of Uzbekistan's authoritarian President Islam Karimov.

Anonymous said...

Carolyn Borat!!

Anonymous said...

"The president of the American Bar Association sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. today praising the decision to pursue federal court prosecutions of five Guantanamo detainees with alleged ties to the 9/11 attacks."

Carolyn seems to have enough time to advocate for the rights of terrorists and pal around with her rich lobbying friends in the human rights violating rogue states, but she can't take the time to mandate a simple questionnaire?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever used LawCrossing _ what's their deal???

Angel said...

It's so disgusting that a law firm can gloat about increased PPP, knowing full well, it put over 80 families/people out on the street. How do they sleep at night? I felt bad when I lost my job because I couldn't have my cleaning lady come once month anymore and I know she counted on the money

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Anonymous said...

Lisa need braces - I need a physical. Thanks to that orthodox bitch Joe Loserman - we are getting neither. I hope he or his family gets a disease his insurance does not cover. Amen.

Sonia said...

Damn right!

I was THIS CLOSE to being allowed to opt into Medicare early. Do you know how difficult it is for a 62 year old female with early stage diabetes and gout inflammation to get health insurance as a freelancer? I guess they just want me to drop dead already. Joe Loserman and the DemoCorporacrats really blew it on this one. If it doesn't involve bombing the hell out of Gaza, they could give a damn.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Sonia, stay strong!

Anonymous said...

Obama Shbama - it was all an act. I never bought it - I have lived too long in this fake and miserable world. All those young idiots who voted for him and his "idealism". Please. Things would be the same if Hilary or McCain were in power - it doesn't matter. At least when the assholes are in power you don't expect much. When the nice guy turns out to be an asshole it's worse. Now they are blaming Lieberman, the Kennedy seat - please the Dems NEVER wanted healthcare. It was all an act.

I hope they all die and we can finally elect some decent people.

Sonia said...

My only medication is Bourbon on the Rocks!

Thanks, Barry!

Thanks, Loserman!

Anonymous said...

Good medication Sonia. It helps. I sometimes mix it up with some Ambien and Dormicum. A midget staff attorney at S&C gave my friend some tabs. There's some real drug trading going on in that basement- Lady Lamm should poke her long nose there.

Anonymous said...

Sonia, smoke crack. Get ghetto like your friends at Big Mamma's shop.

Anonymous said...

I already tried that. I started looking too ugly. Don't have a job AND look ugly -- no way, jose. I dumped the crack.

Ugly and broke is no way to go through life. If you don't have one you best have the other. I am now just waiting for a new project so I can get botox in my middle-aged ass.

Anonymous said...

What happened to Helga - did temping force her to end it all ???

Valvina Scissorhands said...

Keep whining bitches - as I keep rolling in the dough. I grew up in a thatched shack in the Dominican Rep., poor schooling and even less class - yet I Lord it over smarty pants like yous. Ha, ha....lemme count my Benjamin's as I lick the fried chicken off my fingers....

Anonymous said...

U know U could always take the job and keep sending out resumes while you're working.

U could work a 21 an hour gig and then jump to a 35 or 40 an hour gig. Some scumbag agency might blacklist you (and then call you in 4 weeks when they need people). Oh well. There's like 30 agencies.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the $25 per hour shitrate EPDine gig is having trouble luring suckers onto their clusterf@#*k Huron project.

Good, if enough veterans boycott these disasters the rates will start going back up.

For $25 per hour, you get $25 per hour attorneys. This will go down as one of the worst projects in history.

And they have even capped the hours at 40. Careful all ye that enter here!

Anonymous said...

Valvina you are an idiot. No amount of money can make for that. Get lost beeatch.

Anonymous said...

Market is heating up. Dump Dine.

Anonymous said...

Don't do lawcrossing. It's just a scam to sell you more services you don't need and won't get any help from.

Anonymous said...

Law crossing, legal authority, and the solo practice cheerleaders are all one in the same. They are after the scam carpet bagger scammers.

Anonymous said...

Hope Jane Storch at Dine will end up torching EP Dine. $25-ers should be jumping ship right about next week.

Anonymous said...

Seems like I am getting fucked by the state for working last year and not just sitting around collecting unemployment. I have to file a new claim and will get peanuts compared to if I wasn't eligible for one and could collect the extensions.

Anyhoo, need to find some work asap. Receruiters are not calling -has anyone worked at Target, Starbucks, Duane Reade etc. Yes, I am putting my pride aside. I don't want to mess up my debt. Then I won't even get a government job.

Please let me know if you have worked at any such places - I fear them as they are quite ghetto but I don't have a choice!!