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Earlier this month a little bit of London legal market rock ‘n’ roll came to LA in the shape of the second annual Law Rocks! Los Angeles.
A band from DLA Piper, going by the name of Run DLA, walked off as winners of the event which raised more than $100,000 for charity.
“It was a great night with even greater bands” said Tim Carrion of Run DLA. “Who knew that lawyers could bring down the house?”
A sell-out crowd at the world-famous Whisky a Go-Go saw members of DLA Piper channel everyone from Run DMC to Justin Timberlake to take home the top prize. In the process the band, Run DLA, raised $44,000 for their designated charity, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
On the very same stage where the likes of Jim Morrison, Neil Young, Alice Cooper, David Lee Roth, Vince Neil and Axl Rose have performed their their rock ‘n’ roll magic, lawyers in seven bands got to live out their rock star dreams.
The firms represented (and the bands’ names) were Latham & Watkins (Willful Misconduct), DLA Piper (Run DLA), Perkins Coie (Privileged Communications), Cox Castle & Nicholson (Castle of Rock), Venable/Ziffren Brittenham (Exposition Deposition) and Sperus, Landes & Umhofer (Matthew Umhofer).
One of the seven bands, Infinite Jest from Landmark Chambers, came all the way from London, England just to play the show.
“This year’s show exceeded everything we imagined,” said Ted Scott, co-founder of Law Rocks! Los Angeles. “The talent level of these bands is incredible. They’ve set the bar high for future shows.”
The creator of the event, senior clerk at Keating Chambers Nick Child, said: “I still cannot believe how much support our industry lends to our events the world over.”
This year’s designated charities were the LA County Bar Foundation, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Angeles Regional Food Bank, the Inner City Law Center, The Painted Turtle, Save the Children, City of Hope and the Good Shepard Center.