‘Some Cost to Being So Visible’: Brad Karp’s Take on Public Reaction to Paul Weiss’ Client Work [Quoting Sarah Larson in The American Lawyer]
In an article in The American Lawyer, ‘Some Cost to Being So Visible’: Brad Karp’s Take on Public Reaction to Paul Weiss’ Client Work, Sarah Larson discusses the nature of the news business and the types of stories that capture public attention. Patrick Smith’s story takes a deeper dive into recent public attention aimed at Big Law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison: news stories about a former Paul Weiss partner stepping down from a government job and another story alleging that the firm threatened reporters writing about one of the firm’s clients. Those stories sparked public conversation about the ways in which the firm represents their clients.
The American Lawyer’s Patrick Smith asked Sarah Larson, Executive Vice President of Furia Rubel Communications, why more “good news” doesn’t capture headlines. While not commenting on the Paul Weiss stories specifically, Larson noted the types of stories that typically capture media attention.
“In general, news stories are about tension and commentary on social justice and developments,” Larson said. “The good stuff doesn’t get as much attention.”
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