When arrested, then-Akin Gump partner, Jeffrey Wertkin, is reported to have said that his life was over.
Well, since then, he's decided to try to make that life free of a conviction for allegedly attempting to sell a Department of Justice confidential file on a whistleblower complaint. At the time of his arrest he was wearing a wig and going by the name "Dan." He wanted to be paid in untraceable bitcoin. Currently he is out on bail. Akin Gump terminated his employment.
On Abovethelaw, lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, reports that Wertkin has lawyered up. He is being represented by the Cristina Arguedas of Arguedas, Cassman & Headley. As Rubino notes, Arguedas is the lawyer lawyers say they would hire if they themselves were in the legal soup.
Arguedas was part of the O.J. Simpson Dream team. She got FedEx off the hook as well as the former shareholders of Backstage.com. Her special strength is taking on federal and state prosecutors.
If this legal mess gets to a courtroom, it could become as high profile as "Hulk Hogan v. Gawker." There the celebrity lawyer was Charles Harder who now represents Melania Trump. The litigation was funded by venture capitalist Peter Thiel who also become involved with the Trump Administration. Gawker is no more. Its then-head Nick Denton seems to be no-where man.
From the time of Jesus to now, trials have always been amazing theatrical performances to observe - and analyze. Let's hope Arguedas goes to court and the proceedings are televised as well as live-tweeted.
In itself that could boost law-school applications. Should Arguedas win she could be known as the criminal lawyer who saved the jobs of law professors everywhere.
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