Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Is There Anybody Here Who Isn't a Covington & Burling Partner?

During the summer of 1992 I sent a job application for a paralegal position to the law firm of Covington & Burling.  I received a cordial reply from a Covington & Burling partner named Mitchell Dolin. The cover letter I sent to Covington & Burling offered the name of Dennis M. Race, Esq. (Akin Gump) as a job reference. I do not know what communications, if any, Mitchell Dolin had with Dennis Race.
I sent an attention-grabbing follow-up letter to Mr. Dolin five years later, in 1997.  I copied that letter to Mr. Dolin's law partner at Covington & Burling, Lanny Breuer, who, in 1997, served as assistant White House Counsel under another former Covington & Burling partner, Charles F.C. Ruff who, in 1997, served as White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton.  It was Charles F.C. Ruff who, in his role as Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia, defended my appeal of Freedman v. D.C. Department of Human Rights before the D.C. Superior Court in 1996.   Incidentally, the presiding judge in that case is married to another Covington & Burling partner to whom I had sent several email messages during the period 2005-2009.

Lanny Breuer currently serves as head of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. who served as a Covington & Burling partner during the period 2001-2009.

I wonder what Lanny Breuer knows about me?

5 comments:

Gary Freedman said...

"Incidentally, the presiding judge in that case is married to another Covington & Burling partner to whom I had sent several email messages during the period 2005-2009."

I sent a copy of my book Significant Moments to the above-referenced Covington & Burling partner in about 2008.

The Justice Department had a conniption fit about me sending the book to that individual -- in January 2010!!!

Gary Freedman said...

"Is There Anybody Here Who Isn't a Covington & Burling Partner" is a play on a line from the TV series, I, Claudius:

Is there anybody here who hasn't slept with my daughter?

http://dailstrug.blogspot.com/2011/06/akin-gump-surveillance-message-for.html

Gary Freedman said...

Emperor Augustus: Did you obstruct justice?

Flavius Brewerius: Only once, Caeser.

Gary Freedman said...

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