Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Job Inquiry: Hogan & Hartson

Law Offices of
Hogan & Hartson
815 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20006-4072

March 12, 1986
Gary Freedman, Esq.
3801 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Apartment 136
Washington, D.C.  20008

Dear Mr. Freedman:

Thank you for your recent inquiry concerning the possibility of employment with the firm.

We are receiving inquiries from a large number of applicants for associate positions this year.  There are many applicants with fine records, and unfortunately, we cannot interview or extend offers to all  of them.  Based on our current hiring plans, it appears that we will be unable to pursue your inquiry further at this time.

Thank you for your expression of interest in Hogan & Hartson.  We wish you the best in making your plans.

Sincerely yours,


Robert J. Waldman



Gary Freedman said...

October 29, 1997
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4530

E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr., Esq.
Hogan & Hartson
555 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1109

RE: Hogan & Hartson - Homicide/Violence Risk

Dear Mr. Prettyman:

I am writing to assure the law firm of Hogan & Hartson that at the time of my employment inquiry in 1986, to which hiring partner Robert J. Waldman responded by letter dated March 12, 1986, (copy attached), I did not intentionally withhold any facts pertinent to my current mental illness: an apparently rare form of paranoid schizophrenia--a debilitating psychotic disorder--that causes me to become more intelligent even as the illness worsens in severity, and which cannot be detected on comprehensive psychological testing as performed by a major medical center (The George Washington University Medical Center).

As a courtesy to Hogan & Hartson I forward (on the enclosed computer disc) two pleadings that I filed in the D.C. Court of Appeals, in a currently pending appeal, that will satisfy any questions you or your partners may have concerning the risk of violence (including homicide) to which I unintentionally subjected your firm. The disc also contains a document pertinent to a criminal investigation instituted by the Federal Protective Service (Jerry McGill, S.A.), ancillary to concerns, affirmed as genuine by the Government of the District of Columbia (Charles F.C. Ruff, Esq., Corporation Counsel), relating to a reported risk of violence (including homicide) that I posed at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, my former employer.

For your additional information, I enclose a collection of letters that, hopefully, will clarify this matter for you.

Managing partner Bob Glen Odle, Esq. is familiar with this matter. Coincidentally, I was awarded a law degree by The American University Law School (LL.M., 1984), of which institution, I understand, you serve as trustee emeritus.


Gary Freedman

Gary Freedman said...

Mr. E. Barrett Prettyman, a published author of fiction, has a strong interest in literature.

A former president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and second president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Prettyman is the author of Death and the Supreme Court, winner of the Mystery Writers of America Edgar award for best fact crime book of 1961.