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We ship out a memo every year that we’ve got a tolerant and respectful work atmosphere. That doesn’t imply we’re going to say if these college students have been concerned in these organizations that they’ll’t be right here. But we’re asking individuals to pay them some huge cash for his or her important pondering expertise. If their important pondering expertise land them in that place [blaming the victims of the terror for the terror], then they don’t have any place right here.
— Joseph Shenker, senior chair of Sullivan & Cromwell, in feedback given to the American Lawyer on the legislation college students who noticed their affords of employment rescinded at Winston & Strawn and Davis Polk & Wardwell after making or signing on to controversial statements in regards to the Hamas terror assault in Israel. Shenker was in Israel celebrating Simchat Torah when Hamas struck, and located refuge in a Jerusalem synagogue’s bomb shelter. This is a “deeply personal” concern for Shenker, who defined to Am Law that revenge is just not the way in which ahead. “You have to feel their pain,” he stated. “But never take revenge. Feel empathy, protect others and feel part of the human whole.”
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