(1). A top-tier law firm, generally populated with pretentious Ivy Leaguers who are, for all intents and purposes, in love (and possibly trying to have sex) with their business cards. Attorneys in white shoe firms never miss an opportunity to tell you (i) where they work, and (ii) where they went to law school.
“His resume says he works at a big, white shoe firm, so I’m not sure we can get him to leave given what we are willing to offer. Wait … he’s a 14th year associate? Offer him $40,000 and some kind of ‘junior partner’ title and he’s gone.”
(1). A software application, program or service offering that is unique to a company (and usually subject to patents or copyrights), often strikingly similar to a dozen other software applications, programs or service offerings by the company’s competitors (and probably designed using pirated software provided by disgruntled ex-employees).
“Alright everyone, we have finally rolled out our proprietary dashboard. It took two years, countless hours and thousands of dollars, but I think we are finally going to be able to pull in Google Analytics! What? Yes, that’s pretty much all it does. No, I don’t think it makes more sense to just log in to Google Analytics. This thing has our logo on it!”