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David Lat: Most successful BIGLAW Azn ever?

Thoughts? Poon doesn't count, that loser couldn't even sw...
cap'n crunch  12/14/06
Hey david
BrilliantTTT  12/14/06
Thanks for mentioning him because I meant to comment on how ...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
I've noticed you hate Lat as much or more than anyone else. ...
cap'n crunch  12/14/06
I really dislike his constant trolling for attention. But m...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
I wonder if he still lives in Jersey. We should lead an XOXO...
cap'n crunch  12/14/06
I agree that the attention trolling is completely obnoxious....
Great Teacher Onizuka  12/14/06
I'm still pretty pissed that he bashed on Xoxo for spreading...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
Yeah, any respect I had for him dried away after I saw that ...
Great Teacher Onizuka  12/14/06
A few months ago he had a post where he said he was going to...
Great Teacher Onizuka  12/14/06
Asian mom aside, I really doubt he's going to be able to fin...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
Yeah that's probably true, though he did find a couple of su...
Great Teacher Onizuka  12/14/06
Here are the threads: http://www.abovethelaw.com/2006/10/...
Great Teacher Onizuka  12/14/06
Somebody screwed up and used "I" in the nonsequitu...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
Uh oh, someone's going to have to look for a new unpaid blog...
Great Teacher Onizuka  12/14/06
and yet you two still keep reading his blog and talking abou...
LeiTTTer  12/14/06
People are still reading and talking about the Ernie Menard ...
Brined Turkey  12/14/06
I do feel a little like the people on Slashdot who want to b...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
I check Lat's blog now only because it's an easy way to get ...
mnbvc  12/14/06
didnt claim that anyone was endorsing lat - but reading it, ...
LeiTTTer  12/14/06
Yeah I find it hard to resist the occasional one-liner, but ...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
well yours is a bit different - you're mainly linking to xox...
LeiTTTer  12/14/06
I think it's in the general nature of lawyers, and this boar...
mnbvc  12/14/06
Morgan Chu is clearly the correct answer here. http://www.i...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
Agreed.
Life on other planets  01/22/07
http://wachtell.com/Page.cfm/Thread/Attorneys/SubThread/Sear...
miclife  12/14/06
Yeah that guy is much more prestigious.
Great Teacher Onizuka  12/14/06
I really shouldn't feed the attention trolling, but I guess ...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
That's funny, as the standards for David Lat's discourse are...
mnbvc  12/14/06
He seems to have a knack for criticizing stuff that he does ...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
http://www.dwt.com/lawdir/attorneys/LockeGary.cfm
Moosewood  12/14/06
I'm convinced this guy would never have won if his last name...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
Opinionista vs. Lat in a fistfight? My money is on Opinio...
Brined Turkey  12/14/06
GTO's right for once. As A3G, people tolerated Lat's persona...
mnbvc  12/14/06
Isn't GTO azn? If so he's gotta be up there for running this...
Beach Body Brady  12/14/06
"Ciolli" does have that samurai family sound to it...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
Another ridiculous use of "we" -- unless his inter...
Hazelrah  12/14/06
i kind of like this post, he is pwning his friends at davis,...
cap'n crunch  12/14/06
When was Lat more honest - when he blogged about judges whil...
cap'n crunch  01/22/07
Probably when he was gossiping about Supreme Court clerks an...
Hazelrah  01/22/07
All the while in the verbal equivalent of drag.
Brined Turkey  01/22/07


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Date: December 14th, 2006 12:45 AM
Author: cap'n crunch

Thoughts?

Poon doesn't count, that loser couldn't even swing Munger. Lat went to WACHTELL where his PRESTIGIOUS EXIT OPTIONS included rating ERISA HOTTIES.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216183)




Date: December 14th, 2006 12:48 AM
Author: BrilliantTTT

Hey david

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216213)




Date: December 14th, 2006 12:51 AM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

Thanks for mentioning him because I meant to comment on how he keeps referring to himself on ATL as "we."

"We don't understand this commenter's ire towards our post. We praised Eumi Choi as a "tough, smart, no-nonsense" prosecutor, as well as a "strong Asian woman." We also described her as "fabulous" and "yummy." What part of that was unclear?"

Okay, the "we" usage there is not so bad (although he obviously has some issues). But it's followed up with:

"(Also, for the record, we're Asian ourselves -- and were raised by a mom who's a lot like Eumi Choi. So we obviously have no problems with powerful Asian females or Asian lawyers in positions of power.)"

Wtf? Did he forget how to use personal singular pronouns after years of pretending to be female and referring to himself in the third person?

http://www.abovethelaw.com/2006/12/what_part_of_fabulous_do_you_n_1.php

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216233)




Date: December 14th, 2006 12:53 AM
Author: cap'n crunch

I've noticed you hate Lat as much or more than anyone else. Is it because he set a standard for Biglaw azns you will never reach?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216256)




Date: December 14th, 2006 12:57 AM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

I really dislike his constant trolling for attention. But more recently, his earlier post on "yummy Eumi" was rather messed up.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216287)




Date: December 14th, 2006 1:02 AM
Author: cap'n crunch

I wonder if he still lives in Jersey. We should lead an XOXO expedition to egg that fucker's house.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216345)




Date: December 14th, 2006 1:14 AM
Author: Great Teacher Onizuka

I agree that the attention trolling is completely obnoxious.

I'm not sure why he thinks people like this feminine / flamboyant persona -- people read UTR *in spite* of that persona, not because of it, especially after he outted himself and it became clear it was all a (very strange) act.

As far as I'm concerned ATL is all the worst aspects of UTR with none of the strengths (which was the information, which apparently has all dried up for him now).

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216447)




Date: December 14th, 2006 1:16 AM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

I'm still pretty pissed that he bashed on Xoxo for spreading the Milbank bonus rumor, and now basically all he does is repost stuff from Greedy and with big disclaimers that he is still waiting to hear back from the managing partners.

Although the thought of him actually trying to call partners and get confirmation is rather funny. I bet he pretends to be from the Wall Street Journal or something.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216466)




Date: December 14th, 2006 1:20 AM
Author: Great Teacher Onizuka

Yeah, any respect I had for him dried away after I saw that post. The fact that he has to get all his scoops from Greedy really says a lot though -- I guess all that begging for email tips didn't work out too well.

I really dislike his calling partners for confirmation. It sets a very bad precedent -- this year it's only him calling them, next year it'll be 100 bloggers calling them (especially if his calls result in something meaningful, like reporting a bonus before Greedy or identifying a hoax).

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216507)




Date: December 14th, 2006 1:07 AM
Author: Great Teacher Onizuka

A few months ago he had a post where he said he was going to hire interns to make a few posts every day for him. I think he spent weeks trying to recruit people. Not sure if he ever did, but he said that was why he was using we.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216382)




Date: December 14th, 2006 1:10 AM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

Asian mom aside, I really doubt he's going to be able to find any interns who are going to share the particular opinions that he ascribes to "we."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216416)




Date: December 14th, 2006 1:11 AM
Author: Great Teacher Onizuka

Yeah that's probably true, though he did find a couple of suckers to work for him for free.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216427)




Date: December 14th, 2006 1:11 AM
Author: Great Teacher Onizuka

Here are the threads:

http://www.abovethelaw.com/2006/10/help_wanted_explained_1.php

http://www.abovethelaw.com/2006/10/morning_docket_help_wanted.php

http://www.abovethelaw.com/2006/10/nonsequiturs_10206.php

Looks like he got a couple of idiots to work for him for free:

http://www.abovethelaw.com/nonsequiturs/

http://www.abovethelaw.com/morning_docket/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216421)




Date: December 14th, 2006 1:14 AM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

Somebody screwed up and used "I" in the nonsequiturs, heh.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216448)




Date: December 14th, 2006 1:16 AM
Author: Great Teacher Onizuka

Uh oh, someone's going to have to look for a new unpaid blogging gig soon!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216470)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:23 AM
Author: LeiTTTer ("ah yes, the bob loblaw law blog")

and yet you two still keep reading his blog and talking about it. there's a disconnect here somewhere

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218167)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:25 AM
Author: Brined Turkey (The plaintiff did find this statement chilling)

People are still reading and talking about the Ernie Menard blog too.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218173)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:25 AM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

I do feel a little like the people on Slashdot who want to boycott the MPAA until Star Wars comes out. Maybe Lat is just successful flame like that.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218175)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:26 AM
Author: mnbvc

I check Lat's blog now only because it's an easy way to get updated bonus news without searching here or Greedy's awful interface.

I also read Brian Leiter's blog from time to time to see what he's ranting about, but that doesn't mean I endorse him.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218179)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:29 AM
Author: LeiTTTer ("ah yes, the bob loblaw law blog")

didnt claim that anyone was endorsing lat - but reading it, not liking it, and then complaining about it - wtf's the point? just don't read it in the first place

you read lat's blog because you get something from it - cool, no problem. you read letier because you get something from it ("to see what he's ranting about") - cool, no problem. but if you read leiter's blog, don't like it, and then bash it incessantly, why read it in the first place?

anyway, i'm just biased against blogs in general because 99.999% of them are filled with prattling idiocy

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218192)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:31 AM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

Yeah I find it hard to resist the occasional one-liner, but I'm mostly setting up my blog to avoid the useless commentary.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218200)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:36 AM
Author: LeiTTTer ("ah yes, the bob loblaw law blog")

well yours is a bit different - you're mainly linking to xoxo posts, right? that provides you with all the content you need, commentary on it is fine/expected

it's when people have nothing to talk about (99.99% of blogs) but still keep prattling in an attempt to sound important/like thier life matters that i can't stand

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218213)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:36 AM
Author: mnbvc

I think it's in the general nature of lawyers, and this board especially, to complain. I must admit I'm guilty of it myself from time to time.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218212)




Date: December 14th, 2006 12:59 AM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

Morgan Chu is clearly the correct answer here.

http://www.irell.com/professionals-22.html

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216306)




Date: January 22nd, 2007 11:00 PM
Author: Life on other planets

Agreed.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7470403)




Date: December 14th, 2006 1:43 AM
Author: miclife

http://wachtell.com/Page.cfm/Thread/Attorneys/SubThread/Search/Name/Kwok%2C%20Chi%20T%2E%20Steve

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216695)




Date: December 14th, 2006 1:48 AM
Author: Great Teacher Onizuka

Yeah that guy is much more prestigious.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7216724)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:04 AM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

I really shouldn't feed the attention trolling, but I guess he can't get enough of himself:

"Whether you agree or disagree, it's one of the most well-written and thoughtful postings we've read in a while (although, to be sure, the standards for message-board discourse aren't set very high)." (linking to this thread)

http://www.abovethelaw.com/2006/12/associate_bonus_watch_shearman.php

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218085)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:14 AM
Author: mnbvc

That's funny, as the standards for David Lat's discourse aren't very high. See, e.g., http://www.abovethelaw.com/2006/12/lawsuit_of_the_day_lesbians_in.php (discussing "girl on girl action").

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218120)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:16 AM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

He seems to have a knack for criticizing stuff that he does himself, albeit in a more flamboyant manner.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218132)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:21 AM
Author: Moosewood

http://www.dwt.com/lawdir/attorneys/LockeGary.cfm

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218154)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:22 AM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

I'm convinced this guy would never have won if his last name were Chang or something.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218163)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:22 AM
Author: Brined Turkey (The plaintiff did find this statement chilling)

Opinionista vs. Lat in a fistfight?

My money is on Opinionista.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218162)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:22 AM
Author: mnbvc

GTO's right for once. As A3G, people tolerated Lat's persona because he had unique access to information. It was hard to even get a list of Supreme Court clerks, but Lat could tell you their dog's name. People read his site *in spite* of his persona. Now he has no information (all his tips come from here or Greedy), and he still keeps the same annoying persona.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218165)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:25 AM
Author: Beach Body Brady (akaRonMexico)

Isn't GTO azn? If so he's gotta be up there for running this board.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218178)




Date: December 14th, 2006 11:27 AM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

"Ciolli" does have that samurai family sound to it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7218184)




Date: December 14th, 2006 3:17 PM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

Another ridiculous use of "we" -- unless his interns are in on this too.

"Here's a synopsis of our WLRK experience. We worked with some brilliant people, some of whom remain good friends to this day, on some phenomenal cases; learned a lot and got a ton of experience (e.g., depositions, a trial, appellate briefs), despite being so junior; and did very well for ourselves financially. This allowed us to move to the U.S. Attorney's Office, and then into blogging and freelance writing, without downsizing our lifestyle. "

...

"When we were at WLRK, we billed around 2700 hours a year (and worked quite a bit more -- we weren't very efficient). Those hours are nothing to sneeze at. But we had friends at other firms who worked just as hard or harder than we did, yet made significantly less. Several of them would tell us, especially around December, "I wish I had taken that Wachtell offer."

http://www.abovethelaw.com/2006/12/associate_bonus_watch_wachtell.php#more

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7219388)




Date: December 14th, 2006 3:23 PM
Author: cap'n crunch

i kind of like this post, he is pwning his friends at davis, cravath, skadden and simpson

you can't deny that Wachtell associates PWN the shit out of tools billing 2700 hours at Weil Gotschal or a similar Milbank pay scale dump

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7219436)




Date: January 22nd, 2007 10:07 PM
Author: cap'n crunch

When was Lat more honest - when he blogged about judges while a AUSA, or when he pretended to be the "first" with news from xoxo?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7470012)




Date: January 22nd, 2007 10:16 PM
Author: Hazelrah (http://xoxoreader.blogspot.com/)

Probably when he was gossiping about Supreme Court clerks and evaluating the "hotties" of the judiciary.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7470079)




Date: January 22nd, 2007 11:11 PM
Author: Brined Turkey (A steel trap with the bloody foot of Law inside)

All the while in the verbal equivalent of drag.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=545621&forum_id=2#7470461)