Sally Gonzalez was employed as a senior computer specialist at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson during my temporary assignment at that firm, which extended from mid-September 1985 to late February 1988.
My supervisor at Hogan, Sheryl Ferguson, who created and managed the firm's Computer Applications Department, reported directly to Sally Gonzalez. I believe that Dennis Payne and Joel Dorow -- two computer specialists -- also worked for Sally Gonzalez. Joel Dorow is married to Miriam T. Chilton, who assumed the position of director of the Computer Applications Department in May 1987. It was Miriam Chilton who terminated my long-term temporary assignment at Hogan in late February 1988. In early March 1988 I started work as an agency-supplied paralegal at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.
Coincidentally, Sally Gonzalez was employed as Chief Knowledge Officer at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld in the year 2000 and earlier as chief information officer (1999) at the firm, years after my termination in late October 1991.
In the spring of 1987 my supervisor at Hogan & Hartson, Sheryl Ferguson, obtained employment at ATLIS, a litigation support company (and continued to do consulting for Hogan). In the spring of 1988 I submitted to Akin Gump the name of Sheryl Ferguson as a job reference (see Attachment B), in hopes of securing employment with the firm. Akin Gump hired me directly from my temp agency effective June 13, 1988. In the summer of 1988 Akin Gump hired Sheryl Ferguson, as an ATLIS consultant, to assess Akin Gump's litigation support department. As part of her assessment Sheryl Ferguson interviewed David Callet, Esq. (senior partner for the client Eastern Airlines), Jack Gallagher, Esq. (billing partner for Eastern Airlines), Chris Robertson (director of Akin Gump's litigation support department), David Tobin, Esq., at that time an associate in the firm's litigation group (and a member of the firm's hiring committee, chaired by Dennis M. Race, Esq.). In February 1989, my direct supervisor at Akin Gump, Constance Brown (who was in charge of Eastern Airlines litigation support) loaned me a copy of Sheryl Ferguson's technical report (stamped confidential), prepared under contract by ATLIS for Akin Gump.
In June 1988 I had met with Akin Gump's then legal assistant administrator Margarita Babb in connection with the firm's decision to hire me. I gave Margarita Babb a list of Hogan & Hartson references (see Attachment B) which named Sheryl Ferguson, Miriam Chilton, Elliot Mincberg, Esq. and Maree Sneed. On her initiative, Margarita Babb said she would telephone Freddie Rios, Hogan's then legal assistant administrator. At Hogan Freddie Rios had general jurisdiction over the Hogan Computer Applications Department's employees; in fact, I learned after my termination by Miriam T. Chilton (February 1988), that Miriam had consulted Freddie Rios before ending my long-term assignment at Hogan.
In 1992, after Akin Gump fired me, I submitted a job application to Freddie Rios, who was then legal assistant administrator at Skadden Arps. Freddie Rios apparently had a professional or personal relationship with Margarita Babb at Akin Gump and may have spoken with Margarita Babb about what had happened with regard to my employment at Akin Gump.