Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

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Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby smaug » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:37 pm

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... under-seal

What the hell was this guy thinking?

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:45 pm

Thanks for posting the link.

Nice touch = Adding $10,000 for travel related expenses.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby clerk1251 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:59 pm

Lol. I got a kick out of this article.
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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:14 pm

clerk1251 wrote: FWIW though, he wasn't a partner.


We doing alternative facts now?

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby Genius » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:18 pm

Inb4 should I mm to AG for that open position?

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby smaug » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:26 pm

clerk1251 wrote:Lol. I got a kick out of this article. FWIW though, he wasn't a partner.

Yes, he was/is.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:46 pm

Was a partner.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby kingpin101 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:57 pm

clerk1251 wrote:Lol. I got a kick out of this article. FWIW though, he wasn't a partner.


Akin rep?

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby dailygrind » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:43 pm

Oh man, 20 years at the Justice Department, then he laterals out to Akin as a partner and tries to pull this immediately afterwards.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby BobBoblaw » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:19 pm

dailygrind wrote:Oh man, 20 years at the Justice Department, then he laterals out to Akin as a partner and tries to pull this immediately afterwards.

Kinda makes you wonder what he was up to for the last 20 years...

Also, wtf, isn't this just like a few months' pay for a partner at a firm like this?

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby MCFC » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:25 pm

Shocked to find out that Bitcoin was involved.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby rpupkin » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:31 pm

BobBoblaw wrote:
dailygrind wrote:Oh man, 20 years at the Justice Department, then he laterals out to Akin as a partner and tries to pull this immediately afterwards.

Kinda makes you wonder what he was up to for the last 20 years...

Also, wtf, isn't this just like a few months' pay for a partner at a firm like this?

Yes and no. Partners don't get paid like associates do. Even at a big law firm, partners can go months at a time without seeing any income. Perhaps he had a desperate need for cash, and couldn't wait a year (or however long) for his partnership income.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby RaceJudicata » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:49 pm

The wig detail is fantastic.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby dailygrind » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:50 pm

rpupkin wrote:
BobBoblaw wrote:
dailygrind wrote:Oh man, 20 years at the Justice Department, then he laterals out to Akin as a partner and tries to pull this immediately afterwards.

Kinda makes you wonder what he was up to for the last 20 years...

Also, wtf, isn't this just like a few months' pay for a partner at a firm like this?

Yes and no. Partners don't get paid like associates do. Even at a big law firm, partners can go months at a time without seeing any income. Perhaps he had a desperate need for cash, and couldn't wait a year (or however long) for his partnership income.


Maybe he was there for a year and figured out that big law wasn't for him, and he was just trying to grab some cash on his way towards the door.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby zhenders » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:28 am

What a fool. Soliciting an illegal transaction by leaving a voicemail? It's at least comforting to know that this guy was too much of a fool to be a professional crook. It's hard to fathom someone with his professional background being this dumb.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby sublime » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:39 am

rpupkin wrote:
BobBoblaw wrote:
dailygrind wrote:Oh man, 20 years at the Justice Department, then he laterals out to Akin as a partner and tries to pull this immediately afterwards.

Kinda makes you wonder what he was up to for the last 20 years...

Also, wtf, isn't this just like a few months' pay for a partner at a firm like this?

Yes and no. Partners don't get paid like associates do. Even at a big law firm, partners can go months at a time without seeing any income. Perhaps he had a desperate need for cash, and couldn't wait a year (or however long) for his partnership income.


Is this typical? I find it hard to imagine that partners I work for don't get a pay check.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby zhenders » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:06 am

sublime wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
BobBoblaw wrote:
dailygrind wrote:Oh man, 20 years at the Justice Department, then he laterals out to Akin as a partner and tries to pull this immediately afterwards.

Kinda makes you wonder what he was up to for the last 20 years...

Also, wtf, isn't this just like a few months' pay for a partner at a firm like this?

Yes and no. Partners don't get paid like associates do. Even at a big law firm, partners can go months at a time without seeing any income. Perhaps he had a desperate need for cash, and couldn't wait a year (or however long) for his partnership income.


Is this typical? I find it hard to imagine that partners I work for don't get a pay check.


For the most part, it's much less a "whether" and more of a "when". Realistically, a firm as large and successful as AG probably has a pretty regular share distribution schedule, and I doubt they miss many payouts--so it seems unlikely to me (though I'm far from an expert) that in this particular case, this guy was hurting for that particular reason. Then again, who knows really?

Costume. Dude was in costume with a wig--amazing. that FBI agent must have been holding back some serious shade during the arrest.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby PrezRand » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:09 am

“My life is over,” Wertkin told the agent.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby star fox » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:15 am

Distributions in Partnerships can be weird and frustrating at times.

He probably wasn't actually strapped for cash. Just shady.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:46 am

Love him increasing the price to 310k for travel expenses.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:09 am

Why do the quotes: "Stupid is as stupid does." & "Run Forest Run!" come to mind ?

Probably not the end of this story as this Akin Gump partner had been involved for some time in whistleblower suits/matters prior to leaving the DOJ.

Unfortunately his protector was just fired from the DOJ.
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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:15 am

Hopefully this will lead to a thorough investigation by the AG Inspector General's Office.
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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby grand inquisitor » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:36 am

dumb of him to explicitly state the extra 10k was for the travel since otherwise he could have taken the unreimbursed business travel expenses deduction. this guys supposed to be a partner ffs.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:49 am

It would be interesting to know the purchase date of the wig; or, maybe, he was clever enough to buy a new wig for each encounter.

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Re: Akin Gump partner arrested for selling details of whistleblower suit

Postby clerk1251 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:31 am

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:
clerk1251 wrote: FWIW though, he wasn't a partner.


We doing alternative facts now?


Ha, my mistake. The article I had read made a mistake but has since corrected it. He was indeed a partner.



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