Rurik Jutting Also Worked For Linklaters & Other Tabloid Legal News From The Past Week

Roll on Friday have now revealed that Jutting also spent some time at Linklaters…

Exclusive: “Psycho” banker worked for Linklaters and Skadden
14 November 2014

It emerged this week that Rurik Jutting, the banker currently awaiting trial for the murder of two prostitutes in his Hong Kong apartment, tried to become a lawyer.

RollOnFriday reported last week that Jutting was briefly a poster boy for Latham & Watkins, after the firm used his review of its vac scheme in its promotional material. Since then readers have written in to say that they worked alongside him at vacation schemes at both Linklaters and Skadden.*

Jutting quit his job at bank of America Merrill Lynch a couple of days before the women were found dead. It has been widely reported that his automated email reply read “I am out of the office. Indefinitely. For urgent enquiries, or indeed any enquiries, please contact someone who is not an insane psychopath.”

Skadden failed to respond to request for comment. A spokesman for Linklaters said that “the firm does not wish to comment on this matter“.



Above the Law report

Alecia and Andrew Schmuhl

Workplace disputes at law firms usually end in an empty bottle of liquor, but not this time.

On Sunday night, a pair of attorneys allegedly knocked on the door of a law firm managing partner’s home, and forced their way inside. The married couple stands accused of viciously stabbing both the partner and his wife, both of whom were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Sources say the criminal activity occurred shortly after one of the invaders was let go from the firm. Let’s dig into all of the gory details…

Alecia and Andrew Schmuhl, both 2009 graduates of Valparaiso University School of Law who later married, are the ones who allegedly perpetrated this crime. According to her LinkedIn profile, Alecia Schmuhl is employed at Bean Kinney & Korman, a well-known Northern Virginia firm — or, she was employed there until recently. One of our sources tells us that Alecia’s employment at the firm was terminated this past Friday.


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Law Firm Rocked By Allegations Of Affairs, Financial Problems… And A Missing Cat

Small firms, big drama? One of the most salacious stories we’ve covered in recent years has been the epic (and ongoing) lawsuit of Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi, involving allegations of extreme sexual harassment at a boutique law firm.

Today’s tale, also from a firm on the smaller side (around 50 lawyers), is even more bizarre. It’s a sordid story involving allegations of an affair between a senior partner and a junior attorney, crazy conduct by the senior partner’s furious wife, and a mysteriously missing cat.

(Please note the UPDATE added at the end of this post — a long statement from one of the lawyers at the center of this controversy, airing even more dirty laundry….)