Akin Gump's health insurance was provided by Northwestern when I was employed at that firm.
January 8, 1998
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW #136
Washington, DC 20008-4530
Richard M. Brown
Northwestern National Life Insurance Company
20 Washington Avenue, South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
RE: Employment Opportunities - Northwestern
Dear Mr. Brown:
I am an attorney, and am licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.
I am writing to inquire about present and anticipated employment opportunities for lawyers at the Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, as well as any information pertinent to the specific hiring procedures at Northwestern. Any information you can provide will be useful to me.
The enclosed letter dated December 16, 1997 addressed to District of Columbia Deputy Corporation Counsel, Charles L. Reischel, Esq. will serve to discharge my duty of care to Northwestern, in the event of my future employment with Northwestern, arising out of concerns relating to my mental health and stability (including the risk of violence): concerns placed at issue by the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, my former employer, and affirmed as genuine and nonpretextual by the District of Columbia Office of Corporation Counsel.
Enclosed for your information is a computer disc (IBM format) that contains the pleadings I filed in the D.C. Court of Appeals in the currently pending appeal referenced in the letter addressed to Mr. Reischel.
Incidentally, supervisory special agent David M. Bowie, FBI Washington Metropolitan Area Field Office, is familiar with this matter, and may be able to respond to any concerns about my reported risk of violence. The telephone number of the FBI Washington field office is (202) 252 7801.
Although I have been diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, a disabling psychotic disorder, the nature of the illness in my particular case is such that I tend to become more intelligent as the illness worsens in severity. Also, the illness cannot be detected on comprehensive psychological testing.
I look forward to hearing from you.