Sunday, February 06, 2011

An Open Letter to Michael J. Madigan, Esq. (Orrick Herrington) -- Is Michael J. Madigan Concealing Knowledge of a Felony?

Michael J. Madigan, Esq.
Orrick, Herrrington & Sutcliffe
Washington, DC

Mr. Madigan:

I strongly urge you to speak to the Washington Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning the following matters.  If you have any information that could help the Bureau investigate the criminal conduct of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, see Freedman v. D.C. Department of Human Rights, D.C.C.A. no. 96-CV-961 (Sept. 1, 1998), you have a legal duty and an ethical duty as a lawyer to  disclose that information to federal law enforcement.  You practiced law at Akin Gump during my tenure at the firm (1988 to 1991) and for many years thereafter.  Your failure to disclose evidence of crimes could jeopardize your license to practice law.

The D.C. Office of Corporation Counsel (acting through Charles F.C. Ruff, Esq., Jo Anne Robinson, Esq., Charles L. Reischel, Esq., William J. Earl, Esq. and M. Justin Draycott, Esq.) took the position before the D.C. Superior Court in 1996 and again before the D.C. Court of Appeals in 1997 that my belief that Akin Gump's managers (a class of persons that included Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq., Robert S. Strauss, Esq., Malcolm Lassman, Esq., Laurence J. Hoffman, Esq., Joel Jankowsky, Esq. and Richard L. Wyatt, Jr., Esq.) engaged in, or approved the commission of, criminal acts, specifically, approving the break-in of my residence in January 1990 and conspiring to solicit confidential mental health information from my treating psychiatrists in violation of the D.C. Mental Health Information Act of 1978 (from 1989 through 1991) -- acts that in their entirety might constitute the crime of racketeering under federal law -- was genuine. Brief of Appellee District of Columbia, Freedman v. D.C. Dept. Human Rights, D.C.C.A. no. 96-CV-961 (Sept. 1, 1998). Neither Strauss, Jordan, Wyatt, Jankowsky, Race, Lassman, managing partner Hoffman nor any Akin Gump manager disputed the D.C. Corporation Counsel's position or questioned its legal or factual relevance.

The D.C. Court of Appeals determined that a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Gertrude R. Ticho, M.D., now deceased) at GW offered a professional psychiatric opinion about me to Malcolm Lassman, Esq. and Dennis M. Race, Esq. in late October 1991.   The U.S. Social Security Administration relied in 1993 on Mr. Race's sworn declaration about that psychiatric opinion to grant a fraudulent claim of disability insurance.   Dr. Ticho's act of providing a professional psychiatric opinion about an (unnamed) individual without benefit of personal examination was a violation of the American Psychiatric Association's Code of Professional Ethics. See Goldwater v. Ginzburg, 396 U.S. 1049 (1970) (the APA's so-called Goldwater Rule prohibits a psychiatrist from offering a professional psychiatric opinion without benefit of personal examination).  Information obtained by Akin Gump via Dr. Ticho's violation of the Goldwater Rule was used by Akin Gump's attorney managers to defraud the D.C. Department of Human Rights (1992 and 1993), the D.C. Superior Court (1996), the D.C. Court of Appeals (1997), the D.C. Corporation Counsel (1996 and 1997), and the U.S. Social Security Administration (1993).

It is probable that you know Akin Gump partner Dennis M. Race, Esq.; you may have first-hand information about the circumstances surrounding my job termination by Mr. Race on October 29, 1991.

Please send my regards to your law partner Steven J. Routh at Orrick Herrington.  I worked as a paralegal at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson in the late 1980s where Mr. Routh was an associate working on litigation under Elliot Mincberg and David Tatel, now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Gary Freedman
Washington, DC


Gary Freedman said...

I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia by The George Washington University Medical Center in 1996 and have suffered continuously from psychotic mental illness to the present. My representations about reality are not necessarily assertions of fact.

Gary Freedman said...

Judge David Tatel and Elliot Mincberg are personal friends.

Gary Freedman said...

Elliott Mincberg serves as counsel to Congressman John Conyers on the House Judiciary Committee.

Rep. Conyers voted on the Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon in July 1974. He is the last remaining member of the House Judiciary Committee who did so, though one other fellow Committee member is still in Congress (Charles Rangel, Democrat of New York).

I sent Elliot Mincberg a copy of my book Significant Moments several years ago.

Incidentally in January 1987 I was in Mr. Mincberg's office when Steven Routh telephoned to say that his wife had just given birth to a son. Mr. Routh and his wife, Linda Stein (also an attorney), named their son Robert Martin in honor of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mr. Routh was an idealistic chappie. He was also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania which earned him a star in my estimation!

He used to work on the second floor of Hogan's office at 815 Connecticut Avenue. I wonder if he knew the former IG?

Gary Freedman said...

Akin Gump Senior Counsel Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. has ties to Congressman John Conyers.

Yes, it's all one big happy family!

Gary Freedman said...

A post about Debbie Jeffries, a former Hogan associate:

Gary Freedman said...

Steven Routh bio:

Mr. Routh would remember the paralegal Matthew Allendar.

Gary Freedman said...

The D.C. Court of Appeals affirmed a prior agency determination (based on the sworn declarations of Dennis M. Race, Esq.) that many of my beliefs about Akin Gump, specifically including my beliefs about Akin Gump's criminal conduct, are the product of a psychiatric "disorder." Freedman v. D.C. Dept. Human Rights, D.C.C.A. no. 96-CV-961 (Sept. 1, 1998).

Gary Freedman said...

I recall off the top of my head that Michael Madigan's secretary was named Rose DeStefano. Mr. Madigan and I both worked on the 9th floor of Akin Gump's DC office from late October 1989 till April 5, 1991.

I remember this perhaps because I noticed that Rose DeStefano started to look admiringly at me after I started in psychotherapy with Dr. Palombo in late January 1990.

There are only two other secretaries whose names I recall off the top of my head: Lisa Jackson and Lisa Hassell -- both secretaries of David Hardee, Esq.

Gary Freedman said...

Akin Gump Senior Counsel Vernon Jordan has a senior position with Lazard Freres:

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Gary Freedman said...

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