Above the Law is great for figuring out what the market rate for working Biglaw is, but trust that we’re more than a one-trick pony. We should also be your go-to if you’d like to learn more about the culture of the places you’re thinking about submitting a resume to.
Take Ince for example:
Ince has launched a formal internal investigation after a viral tweet from a Cardiff restaurant owner claimed a group of its lawyers had behaved inappropriately towards a waitress.
Here is the tweet:
Thankfully, Ince has responded with a quick handling of the situation. While sexual harassment may be a selling point for presidential candidates, it is a clear no-go in the quarters of the world where basic human decency is still expected of those participating in civil society. It is a blessing to know that we seem to be moving away from a Mad Men-esque normalization of harassment being a thing you grin and bear. Across the pond at least.
A spokesperson for Ince said: ‘The company has been made aware of allegations in the media in relation to senior staff attending a dinner on Wednesday evening. The independent directors have therefore initiated a formal investigation. Whilst it is ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further.’
Accountability must be rough for the perpetrators though:
Please tip your wait staff. Remember that if they smile at you they probably aren’t flirting — it is their job to be nice to you, after all. And if your boss is a jerk at an upscale Jamaican restaurant, let us know via email.
And again, because it bears reminding — be the person Mr. Rogers knows you can be. Even you C-suite people.
Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord™ in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s. He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at email@example.com and by tweet at @WritesForRent.