Some ERISA lawyers really rock.
At least that would appear to be the case — proven beyond any reasonable doubt — by Throw Us a Rope, a rock "n' roll band recently put together by Andrew Oringer, an ERISA attorney with Ropes & Gray LLP, New York.
In an interview, Mr. Oringer, the rock ensemble's star drummer, said he staffed the group with the firm's summer associates and family members. The band's first — and as yet, only — gig, which drew an audience Mr. Oringer estimated around 150, was July 22 in Ropes & Gray's conference room.
Because the summer associates head back to school in the fall, keeping the band together might prove to be its biggest challenge. “I'm trying to figure out a way to keep it going,” Mr. Oringer said. “I'll see if I can find a way to just keep rocking.”
Other band members are: summer associates John McClain, Dorian Needham and Nick Niles; and Mr. Oringer's sons, Ryan and Tyler.
Mr. Oringer said his wife, Bonnie, serves as the band's videographer/groupie. —
The band's performance can be seen on YouTube, at http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=u4SUqDJQ8po and http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=bto5dH5vAZY.