The opening line of what is the second most popular story on today’s New York Times website says it all: “You know things are bad when even lawyers are getting laid off.” The piece goes on to recount the adverse effect of the global economic downturn (aka, recession) on various law firms across America, and it makes for a tale of woe, with sundry lawyers losing their jobs. If there is a positive legal PR spin to be put on this, Blade would like to hear it.
Meanwhile, a San Francisco lawyer has an implausible name. We know this thanks to RollOnFriday, which recently alerted the world to the existence of Jamon Bollock. Does he need some positive legal PR, too? Blade suspects not. He appears eminently capable and not remotely a man in need of spin.
Imagine, though, if he had married Stephanie Wank Kofman, senior litigation counsel at Sony America. And if she had taken his surname. Feminism aside, no PR advisor would say that was a good idea.
The picture, courtesy of dcflamenco, is of a Flamenco dancer whose disdainful looks were matched by her comment on the idea of there ever being a lawyer called Stephanie Wank Bollock. “It’s b*******,” she said, before disappearing in a spin.