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Bested by San Francisco’s Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in revenue and profits, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati found a way to grab the spotlight from its competitor, after all. Add Stacey Stillman, of CBS television series “Survivor” fame, to the handful of Brobeck lawyers Wilson Sonsini has already lured to its San Francisco office. After two months of stealth filming on a remote South China Sea island and about two months of celebrity, the 27-year-old corporate associate has quit Brobeck. She starts at Wilson on Monday. Formerly a product liability litigation associate, Stillman made the jump to Brobeck’s business and technology group just as CBS named her one of 16 star-to-be castaways on the real-life adventure drama. The show was filmed in March and April. “At the same time she was trying to shift her career from being a products liability litigator to becoming a transactional lawyer, she was pulled away to a two-month commitment for the ‘Survivor’ show,” said Brobeck spokesman Alan Whitescarver. During a June episode, aired six weeks after her return to the office, Stillman became the third person to be booted off the island by fellow survivors, and a media frenzy ensued. “Upon her return, she wasn’t able to focus on the professional transition because of the post-’Survivor’ media opportunities that she pursued,” Whitescarver added. Stillman declined to comment, saying she doesn’t talk about her career. She will, however, agree to be filmed 24 hours a day and admits she eats bacon for breakfast, snacks on Cheetos, and fancies herself the “bug-eating hero” who should have trumped a “food-stealing, stumbling, ornery old Navy Seal.” Stillman’s high point as a survivor was winning a one-on-one race to chew up and swallow two live and squirming beetle larvae. In the weeks following her ejection from the show, Stillman made numerous local and national television appearances, including the “Late Show with David Letterman.” She also was featured in People magazine and other articles and a Reebok commercial. Not to mention a few legal periodicals.

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