On calling the White & Case press office this week with a certain legal query, the press officer in question advised The Lawyer hack that the best person to answer the relevant query would be none other than Bill Clinton.
“Bill Clinton?” asked the confused hack. “As in William J Clinton?”
“That's right,” came the reply from the PR.
In a hurry to see whether The Lawyer had missed the boat on a very high-profile lateral hire, the hack checked out the White & Case website to discover that the firm did indeed have William J Clinton in its partnership. But apparently this one doesn't have a penchant for big cigars.