Is That Really The Best You Can Do?

If you haven’t yet read the article about unemployed Heller and Thelen attorneys in The National Law Journal, here’s a real gem from an anonymous member of the Dissolution Committee:

A member of Heller’s dissolution committee, who requested anonymity, confirmed that about 300 people, including lawyers and staff, remain on the job market. “These are really tough times, and we hope that people are landing on their feet. We know some people haven’t. We know that’s a tragedy, but that’s the best we can do.” 

Really?  Is that the best you can do is offer hope?  And exactly what kind of hope are you offering?

This shareholder has the utter gall to make a statement like that while he/she and 85% of the other attorneys have made some form of safe landing.  In my heart I truly believe a special place in Hell is being set aside for this person and the other players in this “tragedy.”

The holidays seasons must look bright and merry when you are looking down.  I can tell you personally that they don’t look so good when you are looking up.

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2 Responses to “Is That Really The Best You Can Do?”


  1. 1 Good Thoughts 12 December 2008 at 4:42 pm

    “Leather elbows on a tweed coat…”

    and that bankruptcy-committee-member quote sounds to me like Hayden-speak

  2. 2 Good Thoughts 12 December 2008 at 4:43 pm

    dissolution-committee-member, i meant


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