Monday, December 28, 2009

Akin Gump: This Memo Must Have Made Some Partners' Heads Turn

M E M O R A N D U M

TO: Laurel Digweed
Joe Blessing
Maggie Sinnott

FROM: Margarita Babb [initialed MCB]

DATE: June 9, 1988

RE: Hiring of Gary Freedman for Legal Assistant Position
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Gary Freedman has accepted a temporary legal assistant position, starting Monday, June 13, 1988, with Akin, Gump's Labor Section to work with Eastern Airlines projects.

Mr. Freedman will be paid at the rate of $13.00 per hour, without benefits of any kind. Mr. Freedman received his J.D. degree in 1982 from Temple Universioty's School of Law and his LL.M. degree from American University in 1985. Mr. Freedman recently completed a two-year assignment as a legal assistant at Hogan & Hartson.

Mr. Freedman will be billed at a rate of $65 per hour. Initials for billing purposes are GF.

Attached is a copy of Mr. Freedman's resume.

cc: Elizabeth Haile Hayes
Earl Segal
Karen Stillitano [professional assistant to the Managing Partner, Larry Hoffman, Esq.]
Frances Horne
Marilyn Mickelson

MCB/lmr

1 comment:

Gary Freedman said...

Note that the billing rate is consistent with that for paralegals and significantly higher than that for document coders.