×
( 2 votes, average: 3 out of 5)
What do you think about this article? Rate it using the stars above and let us know what you think in the comments below.
11//02/12

NYC Law Firms Get Back to Work in Sandy's Wake Despite Power and Commute Issues




The major law firms in New York City are getting back to work along with the rest of the city in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Reuters has a report on the different issues that the BigLaw firms are facing as they struggle to get back to work. Firms in NYC like other businesses in the region are having to face both damage to their office spaces as well as employees who have been affected by Sandy.

New York Times and other major news sites are reporting long lines for gas in several major areas of NY and NJ. Police officers have been posted at several gas stations to prevent rioting and fights as tempers flare over gas shortages. Commutes have also been slowed down because of downed trees and debris on the roads. NY's subway system is back in limited service.

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy, with its headquarters in lower Manhattan has closed its office there and has moved its attorneys to its midtown location as well as another office space that it has rented because of this emergency.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, has its office in lower Manhattan and its spokesman says that although the office was in working condition, most of the staff is working remotely.

Paul Weiss's managing partner Brad Karp said that his building's steam heat had been cut off to save power. Paul Weiss has offered its office space to its clients whose own offices have been damaged.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

  3 reviews   

Popular tags

Hurricane Sandy      New York City      Paul Weiss     

Featured Testimonials

I am very much enjoying and benefitting from the use of LawCrossing and Harrison\'s daily blogs on the site.
Rudy


Facts

LawCrossing Fact #122: We are the future. Gone are the days when the most you had to do to get a job was go in and talk to your career counselor. Now you’re competing with candidates from all over the world. Let us put you in the position to succeed.

 
Let's Do It!
Email:

Only LawCrossing consolidates every job it can find in the legal industry and puts all of the job listings it locates in one place.

  • We have more than 25 times as many legal jobs as any other job board.
  • We list jobs you will not find elsewhere that are hidden in small regional publications and employer websites.
  • We collect jobs from more than 250,000 websites and post them on our site.
  • Increase your chances of being seen! Employers on public job boards get flooded with applications. Our private job boards ensure that only members can apply to our job postings.

Success Stories

LawCrossing was probably the best legal board I have used. I liked the layout and it was user friendly. I tried to use another job board, but it was not user friendly and was kind of a pain, whereas LawCrossing was easy to use to find jobs. I really liked it. I would certainly recommend this site and service to my colleagues.
  • Stephen Kobza Tinley Park, IL