Bitter Factoids 8


Stephen Colbert once said, “I’m not a fan of facts. You see, the facts can change, but my opinion will never change, no matter what the facts are.”

Well, Stephen, we’ve located the facts. Kindly give us your opinion.

40. Number of seconds you will have to wait before all hell breaks loose in the TMZ video “Badass Judge Tackles Suspect – In Court!!!”

$294,877. Amount Stephen Jones, Timothy McVeigh’s lawyer, tried to deduct from his federal income tax by donating prosecution materials from the Oklahoma City bombing case to the University of Texas. A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a tax court ruling that threw out the deduction, according to the Associated Press.

19. Number of counts in an indictment returned Thursday against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich—16 of them felony counts, including wire fraud, racketeering and extortion conspiracy, and lying to federal agents, according to the Los Angeles Times.

$2 Million. Amount lawyer Thomas Dunlap had been seeking on behalf of a client who was attempting to sell a tape of Vice President Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley allegedly using drugs. Dunlap recently severed ties with the anonymous client, citing too much media attention, according to UPI.

24. Percentage of laymen who said they trust lawyers in a recent Bar Standards Board poll in England. Only three percent said they trusted journalists, while a mere two percent had any faith in bankers, according to a Times Online story.

24. Number of Harvard Law graduates who are partners at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

17 . Number of Columbia Law graduates who are partners at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

9. Number of Yale Law graduates who are partners at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

0. Number of Stanford Law graduates who are partners at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

$4.5 Million. Amount Chicago attorney Corri Fetman is seeking in her sexual harassment suit against Playboy Enterprises. Fetman, who had posed nude for the magazine and briefly wrote a sex advice column, claims that a Playboy executive “bombarded her with sexually explicit emails and phone calls, groped her and took away her column last July when she repeatedly rebuffed his advances,” according to The Chicago Tribune.

$1,974,450. Total compensation, including stock and salary, for GM general counsel Robert S. Osborne for the previous fiscal year, according to Reuters.

$5.2 Million. Total compensation for Google chief legal officer David Drummond, who also earned an additional $11.9 million by exercising options and stock awards, according to the ABA Journal.

$153,200. Maximum amount an Administrative Law Judge employed by the federal government can earn in basic pay, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

$46,000. The amount Los Angeles County Superior Court judges are paid by the county in addition to their state salary of $179,000, according to the Associated Press.

$225,000. Total compensation for a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, according to the Associated Press.

$217,400. Salary for Chief Justice John Roberts.

3,500 . Approximate number of attorneys and staff who were laid off by major law firms in March 2009, according to the ABA Journal.

Bitter Staff is a collection of current and former editors, contributors, and various other lawyers who have written for Bitter Lawyer over the years. Posts include interviews, contests, and other general lawyerly and bitter content.

20 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 4:34 am

    Bitter Lawyer kind of slacking off Every Friday.

  2. j123904

    April 3, 2009 at 5:17 am

    yea this was really lame.

  3. BL1Y

    April 3, 2009 at 5:27 am

    Just because Colbert gets the day off it doesn’t mean Bitter Lawyer does too.

  4. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Yea, keep the good stuff, like Wed and Thurs coming.  Don’t turn into D-bags every Friday.

  5. Bill Dugan

    April 3, 2009 at 6:13 am

    I agree with these men.  This article bites the big one.

  6. Ryan

    April 3, 2009 at 6:42 am

    Dugan&Co;, all you do is bitch and post and bitch and post and spend your day trying to deeply insult either the writers or women in general – why not just walk away?  Go.  Find someplace else.  You clearly don’t enjoy it here.

  7. BL1Y

    April 3, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Ryan: Most of us complimented Wednesday’s article.  And the only woman I routinely insult is Alma, because she is openly a female-supremacist.  Care to share what you got on the Reading Comprehension portion of the LSAT?  Anything better than drool would surprise me.

  8. Anon

    April 3, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Agree with Ryan.  Go.  Disappear.  Say something nice ONCE IN A WHILE.  Do you really think this site exists to please you?!!  Ungrateful D-bags.  Go hang out on ATL and read their fascinating, hilarious posts about—oh wait, all they do is report layoffs.  So much fun. So smart.

  9. First time, long time

    April 3, 2009 at 7:14 am

    I’d love to see Dugan, Bl1Y and all the other haters take a stab at writing something for this site. Clearly, they do have time on their hands.

    Oh wait, it would probably suck. Scratch that, guys. Don’t write anything for this site, just keep up the hate.

  10. No-L

    April 3, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Be nice? Why be nice? This is a freaking law and ex-law blog.  If any blog in the Internets was meant to be bitter, caustic, and mean (although in a funny way), this is it.  If you have a problem with the b—hing, perhaps you should leave.
    I read this site as much for the comments as for the articles.  Please, keep it coming all you whiny F-ers.  You want sunshine? Go somewhere else.

  11. Ben Dover

    April 3, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Agreed.  These guys are pussy -whipped losers looking for the women to praise them.  If they ever had a set of cohones, they would be able to attract a woman on their own.  I have all the sex I can handle, thank you, and that is what makes me a man, with the attitude that I have.  If you don’t lke these comments, go over to Oprah.com, or go to a website where women discuss needlepoint.  If it weren’t for people with balls, like Dugan, BL1Y, Hump, Brosky and a few others, the website would not get the advertising revenue it gets.  Wusses like you don’t make for interesting reading.  Even Alma Federer is more exciting than you and I disagree with most things she says!

  12. Desi

    April 3, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Interesting factoid. I would have thought more Yale grads would be at CS&M;.

  13. Anne Dover

    April 3, 2009 at 9:02 am

    WTF Ben?  Why are you talking about our sex life with a bunch of retarded anonymous internet turds?  This is sick.  I wouldn’t come home until well after I’m asleep tonight, and don’t even think about making it past the couch.  In fact, I think I might go stay at my mother’s this weekend.  Jesus, grow up already.

  14. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Anne,
    You kill me. LOL!

  15. Lucy

    April 3, 2009 at 10:51 am

    So THIS is where you’re camping out, Desi?  I thought you’d be porking babes, not reading dull legal statistics!  May GAWD bless!

  16. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Who the hell is Desi?

  17. Big Firm Tool

    April 3, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Desi’s cool and actually comments on the material.  Unlike the other narcissistic tools who, sadly, spend most of their day trying to elicit attention with their stupid, unfunny, pathetic comments.  My favorite is from that moron Dugan who actually thinks people read this site because of him.  That’s the saddest thing I’ve read in a long time.  Makes me almost feel sorry for him.

  18. Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Big Firm Tool = Douche Bag

  19. Dugan Lover?

    April 3, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    @ Anon at 3:33

  20. adrien

    April 6, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    As to the compensation of David Drummond of Google: 5.2 million seems absolutely astronomical for a General Counsel. And it is. You should add that he also responsible for all M&A;and investment projects.

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