Editor’s note. After this column was published Wednesday afternoon, Sullivan & Cromwell provided a list of new partners as of Jan. 1. They are Jake Croke, Dustin Guzior, Nicole Friedlander, Bachir Karim, Jud Littleton, Ryne Miller, Aisling O’Shea and Evan Simpson.

Since when did information about a law firm’s new partnership class become a state secret? I’m asking because I’ve been trying to get a response from the esteemed firm of Sullivan & Cromwell about its newest members.