October 3, 1996
3801 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008-4530
Howard Shapiro, Esq.
FBI General Counsel
Washington, DC 20535
RE: Violence/Homicide Risk - D.C. Corporation Counsel Affirmation - Written Documentation of Akin Gump Risk Determination
Dear Mr. Shapiro:
The enclosed confidential memorandum dated October 29, 1991 prepared by Dennis M. Race, Esq. is the only contemporaneous written documentation of the risk determination made by the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. The memorandum is the only contemporaneous written documentation that supports the firm’s allegation that it determined, in consultation with a psychiatrist, that my report of harassment was the product of a paranoid thought process typically associated with a risk of violent conduct that rendered me not suitable for employment.
Enclosed is a letter dated March 22, 1994 addressed to the D.C. Deputy Corporation Counsel (Charles L. Reischel, Esq.) that discusses peculiarities in the Race memorandum.
I had submitted a copy of the Race memorandum to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) in support of my disability claim (xxx xx xxxx). The SSA determined, in August 1993, 1/ that I had become disabled effective October 29, 1991, the date of my termination by Akin Gump.
1/ The SSA’s disability determination in August 1993 occurred during the pendency of the D.C. Department of Human Rights’ (DHR) investigation of my unlawful job termination complaint, which investigation concluded effective September 24, 1993. Until September 24, 1993, Akin Gump had a standing offer issued by DHR to mediate my complaint.