Burn it to the ground
Apr. 10, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Well, well, well…Happy Friday, people. This week has been absolutely crazy and I did not think I was going to get this newsletter out today, but here we are coming at you like
Call me crazy, but I don’t often find tech conference media all that useful. These types of forums tend to incite people into making incredibly outlandish claims about the world and the ways in which it’s changing. This particular video, however, is well worth the time and attention. Digital video guru Michael Rosenblum at a conference a couple of weeks back did an interview on the future of broadcast television. Asked what the traditional broadcaster should be doing to their operations in light of all the disruptive change presented by web video, Rosenblum completely nailed it – “burn it to the ground.” I couldn’t agree more.Be sure to check this out. Important stuff in here.
Deer – Now With Fangs!
Dude is totally real, by the way. I kinda want one.
- Cahill Gordon went out and got an ABS license in the UK. Very interesting…
- Dentons and McKenna Long tied up their merger after 18 months of back and forth.
- India’s Amarchand & Mangaldas has pushed its break up mediation until the end of the month. Watch this spot.
- Tough times at Wiley Rein as they jettison 50 partners and staff.
- In his weekly video segment, Scott talks about the infamous revolving door between BigLaw and government and points out that a good prosecutor doesn’t necessarily make for a good white collar defense lawyer. A Moment of Simple Justice – The Revolving Door
- Scott also weighed in on the sudden explosion of ultra-long form law podcasts. (Spoiler: he’s not impressed) The Return of the Podcast People
- Finally, be sure to read his take down of David Aylor and his recklessly terrible decision to give an interview after resigning as counsel for Michael Slager in the latest police killing case to take the media spotlight. Memo To David Aylor: Shut Up
- Tamara talked about a recent kerfuffle over where the Virginia State Bar should hold an upcoming meeting. Nothing is ever easy… Anti-Semitic If You Do, Anti-Semitic If You Don’t: The Virginia State Bar’s Impossible Choice
- We launched our first video for the new show! Go and check out the Markman Minute! Let us know what you think! Markman Minute: Marvells Billion Dollar Fight
- Also, lots more in the most recent Markman Note (our weekly column covering the broader field of IP law and investing). Markman Note: Rovi on the Ropes
- I got the chance to sit down and chat with Jim Carr, Chair at Kelley Drye & Warren. Really interesting conversation on how they were able to do pretty well last year on bankruptcy work (of all things). Kelley Drye Sees Improved Financial Performance in 2014
As some of you may know, I’m a bit of a David Lynch fan. I always thought the crazy awesome nightclub scene in Mulholland Drive was just the work of some random person. I know, I know…she was announced at the beginning of the scene. I totally missed it. Anyway, check out Rebekah del Rio DEMOLISH a cover of Roy Orbison’s Crying.