1. Too bad James Gandolfini didn't have a more astute T&E lawyer. William Zabel, founder of Schulte Roth & Zabel and consigliere of the rich and famous, took a peek at Sopranos star Gandolfini's will for the New York Daily News, and he was not impressed.
Actually, Zabel calls Gandolfini's estate plan a tax "catastrophe" and "disaster." By the way, does anyone know who drafted the will? (ABA Blog)
2. Do all lawyers get this touchy serving on juries? Sullivan & Cromwell associate Jonathan Gregory Rohr was apparently not happy about the guilty verdict in the murder trial of Nicholas Brooks (he was charged with strangling his girlfriend to death at a posh hotel in New York).
According to the New York Post, Rohr said, "I'm so done with this," and "stormed away from the courthouse." The Post reports that Rohr stated that he thought the trial was unfair, "before threatening to call the cops on a reporter if she asked any more questions." Guess I won't call him for a comment. (New York Post)
3. Forget the Nanny State; it's now the Granny State. Georgia takes measures to protect Maude from Harold. Governor Nathan Deal signs law intended to protect the elderly from grifters. Poor Harold—he was just trying to be nice. (Daily Report)
4. Would you sacrifice something this sexy for a client? Toronto lawyer Howard Levitt abandoned his gorgeous Ferrari in gushing floodwaters during a rainstorm so that he could get to a client's hearing on time. Very gallant. I'd pick him as my lawyer any day. (Above the Law)
5. And you thought law was a lousy field for women. A quick look at women on Wall Street throughout the years. (Bloomberg View)
6. Shocked, shocked: Work sucks! Research using a smartphone app finds that "respondents ranked being sick in bed as the only activity more unpleasant than working." What's more, "workers preferred cleaning the house or waiting in line to being on the job." (The Wall Street Journal)
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