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whiteprius17 karma

Creating the blog wasn't difficult at all. Just create a blogger account and start writing!

But dealing with the firm as I went through this process was quite difficult. The first thing they did was baselessly, and without any evidence, accuse me of stealing confidential electronic information. I think this was supposed to frighten me, as it's a federal crime, but I knew they did not have a shred of digital evidence, and I reminded them of that. I know they're a powerful firm, but I don't think American courts would make up facts for them.

Later, they threatened to sue me for defamation and I told them that I would remove and retract any defamatory statement, if they identified it, but that I wasn't going to take down the whole blog based on some general accusation of defamation. They never identified a specific statement and, miraculously, a month or so later the woman at Lions Gate revealed what O'Melveny and Adam Karr had done in her case. She sort of saved me and, along with the law students who fought the firms, helped me put an end to this matter.

So on the one hand, it was easy, but on the other hand, you need a strong backbone to take on these sorts of people!

whiteprius6 karma

Well, I wanted to get law firms to stop forcing employees to sign mandatory arbitration and nondisclosure agreements, and in a year almost all law firms were forced to stop using them thanks to those amazing law students. In addition, I wanted the public to be aware that O'Melveny may perform flawed investigations of discrimination and sexual harassment complaints. A year later, a woman validated my criticism by revealing that that exact attorney I had criticized in my original post, had performed a reportedly sham investigation of her sexual abuse complaint -- meaning they'll think ten times before pulling something like that again.

whiteprius5 karma

yeah lol, what can I do.

whiteprius5 karma

I was subjectively comparing it to general society, and professions that I'm familiar with, like medicine for example. It's just very weird to walk into a business that has biglaw's characteristics, e.g. its demographics and promotion statistics. I remember in one office, almost every single attorney was white, and almost the entire help staff were minorities. To give another anecdote, the one black attorney in another office called herself the firm's "negress" at a lunch once. My stomach sinks just remembering these things. I live in LA, where it's like 50% white and that kind of environment was just odd.

whiteprius4 karma

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