What I found peculiar was that at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld -- where I worked from 1988 to 1991 -- the billing partner for the client Eastern Airlines, Jack Gallagher, Esq., always treated me like I didn't exist. Whenever I saw him, he never said hello; he would look straight ahead as if I was invisible. I found his behavior peculiar, especially since the top guys in a law firm -- even at The Franklin Institute where I worked from 1970 to 1979 -- always seem to find out about me.
In about the year 1976, the Vice-President of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia (Alec Peters) (that's pretty high up), sent a written message to my supervisor, Bruce H. Kleinstein, Ph.D., J.D., that acknowledged he was aware of my outstanding work. Alec Peters also directed Bruce Kleinstein to place an "annotation" in my personel file memorializing my good work. Kleinstein showed me the note that Alec Peters had written. I specifically recall the word "annotation."
But then, Alec Peters was a lawyer. He had a law degree from the University of Bucharest in Romania.
Is it so strange to think that Robert S. Strauss, Esq., the founder of Akin Gump, might have taken notice of me? After all, I had a masters degree in International Trade Law from American University Law School and Bob Strauss had served as the Trade Representative of the United States during the Carter Administration. I had submitted a letter of recommendation written by Seymour J. Rubin, Esq. -- a leading expert in the field -- to Akin Gump's Legal Assistant Administrator, Margarita Babb, in the spring of 1988.
Who knows what Bob Strauss knew?