Thursday, December 31, 2009

What Does A Former U.S. Attorney Know?

March 13, 1998
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4530

Joseph E. DiGenova, Esq.
DiGenova & Toensing
901 15th Street, NW- Suite 430
Washington, DC 20005

Dear Mr. DiGenova:

I request that you counsel your law partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, David H. Larry, Esq. (Administrative Partner), to candidly disclose to the Federal Bureau of Investigation the content of any possible communications Mr. Larry has had with attorney managers of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, my former employer, concerning my employment history at that firm or the circumstances surrounding my job termination by Akin Gump attorney manager Dennis M. Race, Esq., on October 29, 1991.

Supervisory Special Agent David M. Bowie at the FBI Washington Field Office is familiar with this matter.

My records indicate that I submitted a resume to Karen Van Allen (Manatt Phelps) on October 2, 1992; that the employment inquiry was routed to Mr. Larry; and that Mr. Larry responded personally by letter dated October 29, 1992. The cover letter that accompanied the resume I submitted included the name and telephone number of Dennis M. Race as a reference.

The present communication is prompted by the fact that of the approximately 78 law firms to which I submitted job inquiries in the year 1992--virtually all of which were addressed to law firm support personnel--only a handful (including that of Manatt Phelps) were subsequently routed to a partner for personal response: possible circumstantial evidence that Mr. Larry may have communicated with someone at Akin Gump concerning my prior employment at that firm.

Enclosed are a collection of letters that explain the background of this matter.

Thank you very much for your assistance.


Gary Freedman

cc: Kenneth W. Starr, Esq. (Office of Independent Counsel)

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