I was hired by the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld to work as a paralegal effective Monday June 13, 1988. I was assigned to a private office on the firm's fifth floor. The office was roughly adjacent to that of tax partner David Hardee, Esq. I've written about David Hardee on this blog. It was my impression that he was consistently hostile toward me; my paranoid inference is that the hostility had something to do with firm politics. David Hardee had professional ties to Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq. The head of the firm's tax practice group was an individual named Charles Levy, Esq., whose office on the firm's third floor adjoined that of Bob Strauss.
At the time of my move to the fifth floor in June 1988, David Hardee's secretary was an individual named Lisa Jackson. In about September 1988 Lisa Jackson was succeeded by a secretary named Lisa Hassel.
It was my impression that both Lisa Jackson and Lisa Hassel were in the loop with regard to office politics.
Lisa Hassel was married to an attorney named Christopher Hassel, Esq. who did not practice at Akin Gump.