If Phil Culhane comes to the re-union, it looks like he’ll be making a long trip. He seems to be a partner at Simpson, Thacher in Hong Kong. Their website reports that:

Mr. Culhane is a partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, located in our Hong Kong office, and a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department. Mr. Culhane specializes in the area of private investments funds, an area in which the Firm has a preeminent international presence. He advises clients in Asia in connection with the organization of private equity and venture capital funds, hedge funds and distressed debt funds. Mr. Culhane also represents investors and corporations in connection with direct investments, joint ventures and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Culhane also regularly represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of securities and has represented lenders in connections with acquisition financing transactions.

But the best part of the page notes that “He received his J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1992, where he was elected Order of the Coif.”

“Order of the Coif”?

Today’s contest is to determine precisely what that is. I always thought that Phil’s hair style was quite chic, but I wasn’t aware that NYU took such things so seriously . . .


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