I used to work as a paralegal at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. I was terminated in late October 1991.
A coworker later told me that my supervisor, Chris Robertson, was afraid I might have plans to murder her.
The coworker said that my supervisor called a staff meeting after I left the firm and told her employees: "'You all know that Gary is gone. And they're coming to change the locks, because we're afraid Gary may come back and he may try to kill me.' I never pictured you to be a person who would do something like that."
Apparently, Chris Robertson had arranged with Stella Edmondson to have the locks to the office suite changed. Sounds serious doesn't it? If I thought that a homicidal former employee planned to murder me, I'd be afraid. I would certainly share my fears with senior management.
Chris Robertson's supervisor at that time was R. Bruce McLean, Esq., a firm partner. Did Bruce McLean know about employees' fears that I was homicidal? Did he know about the seeming need to secure Chris Robertson's office suite against a homicidal assault?
If Bruce McLean didn't know I was feared to be homicidal, why did he not know that?
R. Bruce McLean, Esq. now serves as Akin Gump's managing partner. When I worked at the firm, Bruce McLean headed up the Litigation Practice Group, which included the litigator Dennis M. Race, Esq., the attorney who fired me, and who had determined -- in consultation with a nationally-prominent psychiatrist (Gertrude R. Ticho, M.D.)! -- that I was paranoid and potentially violent.
Why didn't Bruce McLean call the police? Was he concerned about embarrassing the firm?