The cease and desist call and response is one of the few areas of legal practice that actually affords attorneys a bit of creative license. Without a judge involved, attorneys are free to let their snarky side show. We’ve even had a whole contest pitting the best letters we’ve received over the years against each other.
Software company Rippling began an advertising campaign calling out their rival Gusto by name on a billboard, prompting Gusto to take the time-honored step of making their Biglaw attorneys draft a cease and desist letter to get Rippling to stop being mean. Rippling GC Vanessa Wu decided to have some fun in response, replying in iambic pentameter as one does.
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