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At Reed Smith, the Summers Make More Than the Staff

• Reed Smith’s summer associates are currently making more than the firm’s first-years. The indecency of it all! [Above the Law]
• Ann T. Pfau was named chief administrative judge of New York’s court system, the first woman to hold the post. [New York Law Journal]
• In addition to pay raises, Big Law has to offer associates some new perks like 401(k) plans, bonuses, and concierge services to retain them. [National Law Journal]

• President Bush once again tapped Goldman managing director Robert Zoellick for a government position, this time replacing Paul Wolfowitz as head of the World Bank. [DealBook/NYT]
• Four current and former partners at Ernst & Young have been charged with tax-fraud conspiracy, but the firm itself was not indicted. [NYT]
• After years of railing against Wall Street, Spitzer is making nice with business bigs by establishing a panel to help New York remain a world financial leader. [Crain’s NY]

Times columnists past and present had dinner together last week to say good-bye to the old building. And so Andrew Rosenthal could insist his office is smaller than Arthur Sulzberger’s. [NYO]
• Suggestions for Ben Silverman at NBC: more dudes and more reality television. [Forbes]
• A former Dateline producer claims she was fired after complaining to NBC management about the shadiness behind the show’s popular “To Catch a Predator” segments. [The Smoking Gun via Radar]

• Dior’s couture show and 60th-anniversary bash will be held in Versailles. [British Vogue]
• Blast from the past: Designer Rifat Ozbek has signed up to do a line with Mavi jeans. [The Shophound]
• After promoting big women, Tyra Banks has lost 30 pounds in five months. [Downtown Darling]

At Reed Smith, the Summers Make More Than the Staff