• I Want to Lie on My Resume

    Based on my GPA, I’m in the top 12% of my class. Would it be cheating to round up and put “top 10%” on my...

  • Loose Ends, 10-9-08

    Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: The son of a Democratic Tennessee State Representative has been indicted for hacking into Sarah Palin’s personal email account. ...

  • Loose Ends, 10-8-08

    Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: AIG gone wild.  While markets plunge and after being allocated $85 billion from the Bailout Bill, AIG hosted a...

  • I Work Next to a Loud Talker

    I’m a second year at a big firm in NY, and here’s my problem: The guy in the office next to me (who’s a fifth...

  • Barry Landsberg, Partner, Manatt Phelps

    Current title and employer? Senior Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in Los Angeles What is your particular role as a partner? I litigate business...

  • Loose Ends, 10-7-08

    Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Rankings!  The Princeton Review released their new rankings of “The Best 174 Law Schools” yesterday, which (based on student...

  • Loose Ends, 10-6-08

    Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: The Supreme Court is back in session today, which is raising a political debate.  How many open seats on...

  • I Have a Hot Date

    I have finally a super-hot date Saturday night, but I know—I just know—this insane loser partner will call some emergency document review.

  • Five Things for Lawyers to Do in a Recession

    When the economy sucks and the prospect of layoffs seems imminent, there’s not that much an associate can do.  You can’t single-handedly infuse energy into...

  • Loose Ends, 10-5-08

    Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Man released on bail drives for 10 hours and 1,000 miles.  Two-time Indy 500 winner (and “Dancing with the...