Practical Risk Management: Client Investments by Lawyers and Law Firms

Posted March 6, 2016; ©David Jargiello 2016 All Rights Reserved. “Wilson, Sonsini and the Venture Law Group were staggering. Predictably, these portfolios became recruitment and retention devices designed to attract lawyers and keep them from choosing in-house jobs, positions with investment banks, or venture capital firms.” Langevoort (When Lawyers and Law Firms Invest in Their Corporate… Read More

Dewey Defeats Truman

This piece was initially posted on Tumblr on April 1, 2012; it is reposted here. ©David Jargiello 2012-2016 All Rights Reserved. So read the (in)famous banner headline of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948.  “Truman,” of course, is Democrat Harry Truman, successfully reelected for a second term in office.  Nearly forgotten today is the “Dewey” of newspaper… Read More

Tulips, Buggy Whips, the Blue-Plate Special, and Various Other Deep Thoughts on the Law

This piece was initially posted on Tumblr on February 18, 2012; it is reposted here. ©David Jargiello 2012-2016 All Rights Reserved. “All said, not a bad year …” Really? To be fair, here’s the whole quote from Citi Private Bank: “All said, not a bad year and we suspect likely to be the new definition of a… Read More