No, No Manolo! Stick To Shoes!

In my new Above The Law post I noted that Manolo Blahnik, the shoe king, was concerned about giving compliments at work — he told an interviewer “about how he struggles with knowing ‘what he can say …  I cannot say, ‘How wonderful you look.’  I cannot pay compliments… because maybe it can be called sexual harassment.’”

I said that

“Not until recently did I know that Manolo Blahnik was the shoe king. Somewhere in the recesses of my mind, the few times that I heard his name I confused him with Manute Bol, the 7 foot, 125 pound NBA star. I know – pretty sad.”

In any event, my “takeaway” advice to Manolo was “Better stick to shoes” – unless you listen to my partner Amy Epstein Gluck, “leave the compliments to others.”

Read the entire article here.


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Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]