It’s almost late August and you’re tired of the serious stuff. I bet you’ve got a stash of People magazine to take to the beach. So let’s just get to some gossip and shallow news:
1. Over 30? Maybe you shouldn’t apply for a job at Allen & Overy. We all know businesses generally prefer the young and nubile to the old and flaccid. We thought, however, that a big-name Magic Circle firm would be more subtle.
Not so. Allen & Overy just advertised on its own website (!) a marketing position for its Luxembourg office, seeking “a full-time young marketer.”
An A&O spokesman explains to RollOnFriday that the discrimination was totally accidental:
The role is for a junior marketer of one or two years experience and as we all know, etymologically, junior comes from the Latin iunior, comparative of iuvenis “young”, so one can easily see how the mistake could have been made, given Luxembourg’s historic links to Rome.
Well, at least that was quite a literary explanation.
2. Cadwalader “Playboy” partner is selling his townhouse. You remember Ira Schacter, right? He’s the Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft partner who’s been embroiled in a nasty divorce fight. He’s the 50-something partner who bought a $215,000 engagement ring for his 26-year old former Playboy model girlfriend, while allegedly denying his deaf teenage daughter a new hearing aid. That sent his estranged wife into a tizzy, making an already bitter divorce even more acrimonious.