Redline Blog by  Sean Hogle

22 Jun 17 1725

Last week, the ABA presented a panel discussion, When Good Lawyers Make Bad Decisions, moderated by Serina Vash, now executive director at NYU Law and a former prosecutor in the US Attorney's Office in New Jersey.

The panelists consisted of an acting FBI agent and three formerly-licensed lawyers, all of whom pled guilty to felonies. Each of these ex-lawyers had not only impeccable pedigrees (Princeton, Columbia, Univ. VA/London School of Economics), but were highly successful in their respective law practices, at least, up until the time the troubles for each of them began.

And their troubles began, tragically, as the consequence of enormous pressures in their personal lives; in one case, a lawyer was dealing with an alcoholic wife who eventually died as a result of her addiction.


20 Apr 17 1759

In a study published in the Journal of Corporation Law, law school Professors Badawi and Webber examined, over a five-year period, takeover target share price changes in reaction to the perceived quality of the law firm(s) filing litigation challenging, on behalf of institutional shareholders, the fairness of the announced proposed merger or acquisition. The professors grouped the plaintiff firms into "high quality" and "low quality", based on a number of critieria, including value of settlements recovered and whether any of the firms were openly criticized by the Delaware Chancery judges as being, well, worthless leeches, basically.

22 Feb 17 1211

Contract drafting guru Ken Adams has a non-disclosure agreement template that is (in Ken's words) "way better than anything else out there. And I wager it’s way better than anything a company could create on their own or have a law firm create."
Ken explains the steps needed to purchase this – a process Ken describes as "custom-commodity drafting":


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