Freshfields, Milbank and Baker Botts embrace playground craze
It was only a matter of time before lawyers jumped aboard the fidget spinner bandwagon.
The fidget-busting handheld toy has rocketed in popularity across offices and playgrounds in recent months, despite being invented some years ago. So popular are the little gadgets that magic circle outfit Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has slapped its branding across a bunch of them.
But don’t expect one in law fair goodie bags anytime soon (well, at least not from Freshfields).
A spokesperson for the firm told Legal Cheek that the fidget spinners — featuring the firm’s unique angel and spear logo — were part of a one-off batch dished out during an internal event. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting the firm scored an A* for perks in our Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey. We suspect it was the handheld plastic toys, not the fresh sushi and ski trips, that swung it for the survey respondents.
However, the magic circle firm isn’t alone in its commitment to the craze. Potentially sounding the death knell for the law firm-branded stress ball, US legal news website Above The Law reports that two US giants have also embraced the fidget spinner.
New York-headquartered outfit Milbank and Texas-based giant Baker Botts have both punted for red versions of the handheld toy featuring their respective firm names.
Who said lawyers weren’t cool?
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