December 8, 1993
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Ms. Anne K. Bingaman
U.S. Department of Justice
10th & Constitution Avenue, NW
RE: Antitrust Inquiry - Dallas Law Firms - Summer Associate Salary Fixing
Dear Ms. Bingaman:
This letter is intended to inform the Department of Justice of information that is of possible ancillary importance to the above-referenced inquiry.
Mr. Dennis M. Race, an attorney manager of the Washington office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, and chairman of the firm's associate hiring committee, filed fabricated evidence with the District of Columbia Department of Human Rights (DOHR), in violation of D.C. Code Section 1-2529, in connection with that agency's investigation of unlawful termination matter Freedman v. Akin, Gump, Hauer & Feld, DOHR Docket No, 92-087-P(N). An appeal in this matter is currently pending before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Docket No 93-AA-1342 (See enclosed Petition for Review).
Also, the Department of Justice may be aware that in the year 1989 Akin Gump was engaged in (unsuccessful) negotiations with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges that were directed at a merger of the two firms. Such merger negotiations suggest something about the cooperative relationship between the respective managements of the two law firms.