Friday, January 30, 2009

An Erotic Lawyer

I believe that professional men and women are equal in general; they are only different when expressing private matters, whereby women tend to be less expressive.

In this regards, I found it interesting when I read an article written by Robert J. Ambrogi in Law.com about Deidre Dare, a senior lawyer of U.S based law firm, Allen & Overy, who published an erotic novel “EXPAT” in her website DeidreDare.com. The novel featured the tagline "Philosophy can be Sexy" told a story about an American woman living in Moscow and her sexual adventures with several men from different countries, with very detailed love making scenes. Her story was so crude & vulgar that the law firm ordered her to stop publishing it, and erased her biography from its website.

The above story tells us that every professionals, especially senior ones, should always maintain their public image by always paying attention on standard moral values.

2 comments:

Rob Baiton said...

The question must be first whether it is fiction or non-fiction. If it is fiction should she have had her biography erased from the Allen & Overy website.

Even if it is non-fiction, isn't the test of a good lawyer their lawyering skills (which I might add includes writing)?

If I was to write a graphic erotic novel would I become instantly immoral?

Seems like overkill on A&O's part. However, there is probably more to the story than meets the eye.

Harry Nizam H. said...

Hi Rob,
Thank you for your visit & comment.
It is a fiction. I also suspect that there is something more to the story.