Constitutional Daily has reproduced the tongue-in-cheek yet biting, farewell memo sent by a Biglaw partner as he left US legal giant, Sidley Austin. It is something for all in Biglaw to ponder as they start another year.
The memo goes as follows:
“I have realized that I cannot simultaneously meet the demands of career and family. Without criticizing those who have chosen lucre over progeny, let me just say that I am leaving the practice of law. My epiphany may have come a bit late as my youngest child-I believe his name is Erik-is 24. But as I always said after missing a filing deadline, better late than never.
I have made friendships at Sidley that I will treasure well into the first quarter of 2012. But a career based on the perception of untapped potential, rather than on actual production, has a limited shelf life. I frankly would have expected management to have caught on years ago. I trust that my longevity will serve as a beacon of hope for underperforming lawyers of all ages. No need to name names: you know who you are.
Farewell and best wishes”
The Myth of the Neutral Interest Rate.
In his speech to the Economic Club of New York on November 28 2018, the Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell ...
Chinese Imports From The US Plummet 25% As Trade War Takes Toll.
In the latest confirmation that global trade war and shifting supply chains are taking their toll on China, resulting...
"It Can't Go On Forever" - Bob Shiller Questions America's "Gigantic Housing Boom".
Authored by Robert Shiller, op-ed via The New York Times, We are, once again, experiencing one of the greatest housin...