Monday, January 25, 2016

For the first time anywhere irrefutable proof some lawyers are little parasites!

Good Day Readers:

You all know some lawyers can be big dickweeds.
Now there's proof some can also be little parasites too.
Clare L. Pieuk
Which Biglaw firm is dealing with bed bugs?

Staci Zaretsky
Thursday, January 21, 2016

I wanted to let you know about an occurrence in the NY office and what we are doing to address it. Yesterday, we received notice that there was a bug discovered in a paralegal office on the 24th floor. We suspected it might be a bed bug and took it seriously. Last night, we had bed bug locating dogs in the office to search every office, work station and room on the 24th floor. The dogs found some evidence of bed bug presence in the managing clerk’s office, the paralegal’s office, one attorney office and one secretarial station. There was no other evidence of bed bugs on the floor. They also searched parts of other floors and found no evidence of bed bugs there either. The exterminators will be back tonight and will be treating the entire 24th floor.

While we believe the issue to be localized to the few offices that were identified last night, out of an abundance of caution, the dogs will be back this evening and will also be searching every office, work station and room on all of the floors. If they find other evidence, while unlikely, the exterminators will treat the areas. The treatments are non-invasive and safe and everyone will be able to return to work on the 24th floor, and our other floors, and work normally tomorrow. However, tonight, we do ask that if you are on the 24th floor, you leave by 6:00 pm and work remotely or on another floor after that time. A vacant floor will make it easier for the exterminators to get access and work quickly. Those of you on the other floors may remain and work as long as needed as the dogs can do their work with people around.

We are trying to make sure that we pay attention to the safety and health of all who work here and their families. Therefore, we have also asked those who work in the affected areas to work remotely for the balance of the week and are sending the bed bug locating dogs and exterminators to their homes, at our expense. This is out of an abundance of caution. We want to make clear that bed bugs are on the rise in buildings in the NY area and any presence in our building is not the fault of any employee or contractor.

We are working quickly to address the issue and will keep you updated. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or Marjorie.



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