It’s the law firm version of “Risky Business.” Each year, the Seattle partners of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe leave the kiddies alone for a few days, give them spending money and tell them not to get into too much trouble. The partners return from their retreat dreading to see the havoc wrought. The associates haven’t yet turned a partner’s office into a bordello, but given the Seattle office’s prank tradition, it may only be a matter of time.

One year, a partner who wanted associates to work in cubicles returned to find his office wall torn down. In other years, partners’ offices were converted into a disco, a casino, a golf hole and a jungle (complete with a live bird). Last year, the partners’ phone screen tags were changed to names like “I am God” or “Date Me.”

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