Monday, December 3, 2007
Interesting post on today's Wall Street Journal Law Blog: Wanna Master the Universe? First Master the Tax Code, by Peter Lattman:
For those young associates and law students out there interested in rising to the top ranks of an elite investment banks, we just want to say two words to you - just two words: tax law. Forget M&A or those burgeoning investment-management practices. If you want to become a Master of the Universe, young Jedi lawyer, master first the Internal Revenue Code!
- Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman & CEO of Goldman Sachs, is a former tax lawyer at Donovan Leisure in NYC
- Erin Callan, CFO of Lehman Brothers, is a former tax lawyer at Simpson Thacher in NYC
(Hat Tip: Elena Marty-Nelson.)