Monday, December 19, 2011

Manatt Phelps -- Job Inquiry -- 1992 -- Letter from Managing Partner

In 1992 I sent numerous job inquiries to Washington, D.C. law firms.  Most of the firms responded; most of the responses were written by support personnel.  Manatt Phelps responded with a letter from the firm's managing partner, David H. Larry, Esq.  I sent several subsequent letters to Mr. Larry.  David H. Larry was the law partner of Joseph diGenova, Esq., former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, who was in private practice in 1992.  I have sent several letters and email messages to Mr. diGenova over the years.

Manatt, Phelps, Phillips & Kantor

October 29, 1992

Mr. Gary Freedman
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apartment 136
Washington, D.C. 20008

Dear Mr. Freedman:

Thank you for sending us your resume and the interest you expressed in our firm.

We do not have a position available at this time for a legal assistant with your particular experience.  However, we will keep your resume on file with a view to contacting you in the future should our requirements change.

We appreciate your contacting us and wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Very truly yours,

David H. Larry
Administrative Partner



Gary Freedman said...

While I was on extended unemployment compensation (June - November 1992) I was required to send out three resumes per week to prospective employers (total 78 job inquiries). I sent resumes to law firms inquiring into a paralegal position. I did not get a single interview.

Gary Freedman said...

Me and Monica Lewinsky:

Gary Freedman said...

David Larry is Of Counsel to the Capua Law Firm, PA. In addition, he serves as Appalachian State University's Deputy General Counsel, providing advice and counsel to University administrators on wide variety of issues and matters including (but not limited to) EEO and other personnel issues, academic freedom and First Amendment issues, occupational safety and health compliance, copyright and intellectual property matters, search and seizure policy, and privacy law and policies.

Prior to joining the University's legal staff in 1997, Mr. Larry was Chair of Litigation Group in the District of Columbia office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where he litigated a wide range of complex issues in court and administrative agency proceedings on behalf of corporate, banking, health care, educational, and trade association clients. His areas of concentration included labor and EEO, occupational safety and health, environmental matters (including advice on regulatory compliance and litigation), toxic torts, education law, defamation, commercial contracts, RICO, and FOIA. He also served as Administrative Partner for the firm's D.C. office and as a member of the firm's Management Committee.

Mr. Larry is an active member of the North Carolina and the District of Columbia bars, and he maintains inactive status in the Oregon Bar. At the federal level, he is admitted to practice before: the United States Supreme Court; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Sixth, Tenth, and District of Columbia Circuits; and the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and the District of Maryland.

Mr. Larry received his J.D. degree from the University of Oregon, where he won the Herbert Galton Scholarship for best article on a labor relations topic. During 1982-1995, he was a member of the Labor Law Advisory Group of the National Association of Manufacturers, and he was Chair of that group during 1989-1991.