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Old Yesterday, 02:26 PM   #976
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Because I haven’t seen convincing evidence of a quid pro quo. It’s no crime or conspiracy to borrow from Russians.
Just off the top of my head:

1. Russian ambassador meets with campaign officials (including Sessions, iirc) in Cleveland during the GOP convention. GOP platform is mysteriously changed to soften U.S. support for the* Ukraine. No one seems to know how or why this language suddenly appeared out of the blue. A mere co-inky-dink. The ambassador wanted to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and dropped by to say hello to everyone at the convention just to be polite.

2. On his way out the door, Barry the O kicks a bunch of Russkies out and closes some counsulate buildings. The CCCP responds by announcing that they will respond in kind. After metings meetings meetings (undisclosed and lied about) between everyone from Boy Prince to the coffee boy to Sessions), and Putin states that he will not retaliate. President-elect Trump praises Vlad’s restraint. And after 1/21/17, the administration either lifts the sanctions or refuses to enforce them. Just another co-inky-dink.

Need more?

*Bite me, Ty.
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*Bite me, Ty.
That can be arranged for my usual fee.
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Re: We are all Slave now.

Having dealt with about half of the top 10 biggest law firms (litigation departments) in this country, I will never figure out why big companies choose to pay them $800+/hour. It just doesn't make any sense. I mean, more power to those firms who can convince their clients to pay that (seriously), but I'm just not seeing the value. I'm reading a complaint right now that looks like it was drafted by a 2nd year law student (or Rudy Guiliani). It's embarrassing. How does this even get filed? And I rarely see a small shop guy intimidated by BIGLAW litigators (unless it's someone famous like Dan Webb or PLF).
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Old Yesterday, 03:18 PM   #979
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Having dealt with about half of the top 10 biggest law firms (litigation departments) in this country, I will never figure out why big companies choose to pay them $800+/hour. It just doesn't make any sense. I mean, more power to those firms who can convince their clients to pay that (seriously), but I'm just not seeing the value. I'm reading a complaint right now that looks like it was drafted by a 2nd year law student (or Rudy Guiliani). It's embarrassing. How does this even get filed? And I rarely see a small shop guy intimidated by BIGLAW litigators (unless it's someone famous like Dan Webb or PLF).
No in-house lawyer ever lost their job for hiring litigators from one of those firms. That's all it is. If one of those firms fucks things up, it's on the firm. If a firm no one has heard of fucks things up, it's on the in-house lawyer who hired them.
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Having dealt with about half of the top 10 biggest law firms (litigation departments) in this country, I will never figure out why big companies choose to pay them $800+/hour. It just doesn't make any sense. I mean, more power to those firms who can convince their clients to pay that (seriously), but I'm just not seeing the value. I'm reading a complaint right now that looks like it was drafted by a 2nd year law student (or Rudy Guiliani). It's embarrassing. How does this even get filed? And I rarely see a small shop guy intimidated by BIGLAW litigators (unless it's someone famous like Dan Webb or PLF).
I have a friend from law school who used to hire outside counsel for his company. He said that it’s CYA (especially on big cases) - when Acme Industrials gets tagged for $100 million, you as the suit that decided to hire Cravath don’t have to worry about being shit-canned.

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Lunch from Señor Sisig when you're back? Slave can come too. And anyone else who wants in.
Sure, but I work in Concord. Are you proposing a weekend?

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Sure, but I work in Concord. Are you proposing a weekend?

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Having dealt with about half of the top 10 biggest law firms (litigation departments) in this country, I will never figure out why big companies choose to pay them $800+/hour. It just doesn't make any sense. I mean, more power to those firms who can convince their clients to pay that (seriously), but I'm just not seeing the value. I'm reading a complaint right now that looks like it was drafted by a 2nd year law student (or Rudy Guiliani). It's embarrassing. How does this even get filed? And I rarely see a small shop guy intimidated by BIGLAW litigators (unless it's someone famous like Dan Webb or PLF).
I've really become less terrifying as I have gotten older. By that I mean that I hired a Social Media Coordinator to help me transition my image from brash and fiery enfant terrible to seasoned and wise elder. Technically, the Social Media Coordinator was hired by my Brand Manager, who came up with the whole concept in the first place, but it's all coming out of the same pocket, so whatevs.
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Do prosecutors usually cut easy deals with the highest-quality scalps so they can shop downmarket? I. Don't. Think. So.
Mueller doesn't know whether Flynn is the biggest scalp he'll get.

And if Flynn doesn't deliver, what's the loss? Mueller would otherwise make the marquis scalp of this investigation a two year rather than one year prison term for a 3 star general for failing to register as a foreign agent?
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