Edit War: Cadwalader Lives in Disneyland

Posted in Law Firm Edit War on May 17th, 2010 by bl1y

Cadwalader, fun to say, more fun to edit.

On April 19th, a user under the name “Disney44″ made several edits to Cadwalader’s Wikipedia entry, removing any information regarding layoffs.  Easily enough undone.

Sorry Cadwalader, but if you’re going to lay off 130+ attorneys, including first years, and then post a 28% increase in profits per partner, you gotta own up to it.

This makes Cadwalader the second (after Fish & Richardson) firm to undo the edit war updates.

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Law Firm Edit War: Cadwalader

Posted in Law Firm Edit War on January 21st, 2010 by bl1y

In 2008 Cadwalader laid off 131 attorneys, including a number of first year associates.  While we can all understand that sometimes firms simply don’t have the ability to keep up their work force, Cadwalader went on to post a 28% increase in profits per partner.

In case you’re bad at maths, a 28% increase in profits is HUGE!  Many hundreds of thousands of dollars each.  The profits per partner increased by more than the average salary of the people they laid off.

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