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Tobacco Lit

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:47 am

Is anyone who is going through / has gone through recruiting surprised as to what extent all the BL firms praise their tobacco defense practice?

I'm not making the political/ethical argument that big tobacco shouldn't have the right to counsel, but I just thought given all the bad publicity over the years about smoking that these firms would keep their tobacco work more on the DL.

Thoughts?

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Re: Tobacco Lit

Postby flashdril » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone who is going through / has gone through recruiting surprised as to what extent all the BL firms praise their tobacco defense practice?

I'm not making the political/ethical argument that big tobacco shouldn't have the right to counsel, but I just thought given all the bad publicity over the years about smoking that these firms would keep their tobacco work more on the DL.

Thoughts?

I actually had an interesting experience at OCI with this. My resume is clearly progressive. So I've gotten a few "can you defend corporations" questions. This partner, however, brought up their tobacco defense and said, "we actually allow people to conscientiously object from working for that client - that's the only one we do that for."

Which was interesting.

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Re: Tobacco Lit

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:46 am

flashdril wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is anyone who is going through / has gone through recruiting surprised as to what extent all the BL firms praise their tobacco defense practice?

I'm not making the political/ethical argument that big tobacco shouldn't have the right to counsel, but I just thought given all the bad publicity over the years about smoking that these firms would keep their tobacco work more on the DL.

Thoughts?

I actually had an interesting experience at OCI with this. My resume is clearly progressive. So I've gotten a few "can you defend corporations" questions. This partner, however, brought up their tobacco defense and said, "we actually allow people to conscientiously object from working for that client - that's the only one we do that for."

Which was interesting.


One thing I've learned working on similar litigation is that while the client is sometimes clearly in the moral wrong, there's also a ton of overreaching by the plaintiff's bar (the competition for victims is steep), and there's very often more types of defendants than just the tobacco companies themselves.

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