Mordecai ‘Mordie’ Rochlin joined the agency in 1937 and labored from his 32nd flooring workplace effectively into his 100s
Paul, Weiss lawyer Mordecai ‘Mordie’ Rochlin has died at 107 years previous, simply six weeks earlier than turning 108.
Based on Law.com (£), Paul, Weiss’ chairman Brad Karp revealed that Rochlin died of respiratory failure, with a secondary reason behind viral pneumonia brought on by COVID-19.
Rochlin, who was born in 1912 and believed to be the 20th oldest man in the US, spent over 83 years with the US agency. A trusts and estates lawyer, Rochlin joined the agency as an affiliate in 1937 and have become associate in 1951.
Regardless of retiring in 1983, Rochlin continued to work on the agency as of counsel. Properly into his 100s, Rochlin would spend just a few days every week working from his workplace on the 32nd flooring at Paul, Weiss’ New York HQ. When on the agency, he would spend not more than an hour and a half signing cheques, studying memos, making telephone calls and attending associate lunches earlier than going house to relaxation.
Described by Karp as a “actual treasure” and an “embodiment of the historical past of Paul, Weiss” that “shall be sorely missed”, Rochlin had the distinctive expertise of working with the founding 5 title companions of the agency: Randolph Paul, Louis Weiss, Simon Rifkind, John Wharton and Lloyd Garrison.
In an interview with The New York Legislation Journal, Rochlin stated:
“Paul, Weiss was my life. The way in which I seemed on the agency, it was not solely a neighborhood of students however a neighborhood of associates.”