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Sing Along With Ernst & Young

• So does your company have a lame, embarrassing theme song? It does if it’s Ernst & Young. [DealBreaker]
• A Banc of America analyst wrote reports on top pharma companies without talking to corporate management. So is he lazy or forward-thinking? [NYP]
• Perella Weinberg Partners has raised $1.1 billion and hired 22 recognizable partners. But in eighteen months, the firm has yet to make a big deal. [NYT]

• Giorgio Armani has joined the roster of designers banning Cathy Horyn from his shows. The Italian designer went so far as to say, “What she published was bullshit.” [British Vogue]
• Relive the eighties: Esprit is coming to Rockefeller Center. [The Shophound]
• Giles Deacon joins up with Egyptian jewelry designer Dima for a new collection featuring gold spheres and antique Roman coins. [Fashion Week Daily]

• Jack Valenti, the presidential confidant and Hollywood lobbyist who invented the modern rating system, died yesterday at 85. [NYT]
• Roger Ames will lead EMI Group’s North American music group. He’s not so into wearing shoes but isn’t afraid of digital music, either. [NYP]
• Jayson Blair is still working with mentally ill people and working on another novel, this one about a middle-aged woman searching for a past lover. [NYP]

• The entire State Senate will sponsor a bill to increase judicial salaries along with their own. [Crain’s NY]
• Davis Polk successfully defended itself against a legal malpractice claim from AmBase Corp. The firm originally won a $20 million tax dispute for the company, but AmBase balked at their demand for a $1.5 million “success fee.” [New York Law Journal]
• Paul Weiss upped its clerkship bonus to $50,000, joining the elite club of Sullivan & Cromwell and Simpson Thacher. [Above the Law]

Sing Along With Ernst & Young