David Lat, Above the Law

David Lat

Above the Law

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: A Closer Look At The Clerk Class Of October Term 2020

Here are some interesting trends worth noting in the world of SCOTUS clerk hiring. → Read More

Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: A Term Like No Other

Feast your eyes on the complete roster of Supreme Court law clerks for October Term 2020. → Read More

The COVID-19 Crisis And The Perils It Poses

Make no mistake: we're not out of the woods yet. → Read More

How To Go In-House, And How To Excel Once You’re There: An Interview With David Stiepleman

After graduating from Columbia Law and spending five years at Cleary, David worked as an in-house lawyer at Goldman Sachs and Fortress Investment Group, before becoming COO of a multibillion-dollar business. → Read More

Congratulations To The 2020 Bristow Fellows

Plus the 10 most recent classes of Bristow Fellows, and the law schools and lower-court clerkships from whence they came. → Read More

The Supreme Court’s Successful New Approach To Oral Argument

Let's hope that SCOTUS sticks with these reforms post-pandemic. → Read More

4 Best Practices For Biglaw Firms That Are Weathering The Storm Well

What should successful firms be doing to reassure and support their employees during these tumultuous times? → Read More

What Good Might Come Out Of The Coronavirus Crisis?

Here are four ways that Biglaw might benefit from the current crisis. → Read More

Don’t like the Wisconsin election mess? Don’t blame the courts.

Blame the legislature. → Read More

A Personal Note From David Lat

Thank you, Above the Law readers, for your support during a very difficult time for me. → Read More

What Will This Recession Mean For Biglaw?

Three predictions about how the economic downturn will affect major law firms. → Read More

Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Litigators

There are vast disparities in terms of both market demand and exit opportunities for litigators versus transactional lawyers. → Read More

5 Issues On The Minds Of Managing Partners

"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" -- or manages a law firm in 2020. → Read More

Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: The Complete Clerk Roster For October Term 2019

Which law schools and lower-court judges produced the most SCOTUS clerks for this Term? → Read More

Elizabeth Wurtzel, Literary Lioness And Lawyer, Dies At 52

The famed memoirist -- a Yale Law graduate, former Boies Schiller associate, and staple of ATL's pages -- belonged to the legal as well as literary community. → Read More

The Dan Markel Case: Answers To Your FAQs

Plus some predictions -- but this case is anything but predictable.... → Read More

The Dan Markel Case: Trial Approaches

When will the trial of Sigfredo Garcia and Katherine Magbanua get underway? And what's the latest about Dan Markel's ex-wife, Wendi Adelson? → Read More

Reminder: DOJ And Other Honors Program Applications Are Due Soon

Great opportunities for graduating law students and young lawyers to enter government service -- and serve into the next presidential administration. → Read More

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Partnership?

A 'partner' isn't always a partner -- and maybe that's okay. → Read More

Honoring Advocates For Women’s Equality In The Legal Profession

Do you know who Inez Milholland was? If you don't, you should get to know her -- and these other leading figures in the fight for gender equity. → Read More