"Private equity firm TPG Global has sued its former global head of public affairs, Adam Levine, alleging in federal court that the former White House spokesman took confidential documents and threatened to disclose information to the press to harm the firm." - Greg Hazley, "Private Equity Giant Sues PR Exec Over Alleged Leak," in Odwyerpr.com, January 29, 2014. Here is the article.
Essentially this story comes down to the question: Is Adam Levine an authentic whistleblower or a professional attempting to get revenge on an employer which didn't promote him to partner.
Levine joined TPG in 2008. In addition to the White House position, he had been an executive in communications at Goldman Sachs and a producer for "Hardball with Chris Matthews." His own spokesperson Barbara Rohn, reports Hazley, states that he lost that job with TPG after
" ... he had alerted TPG senior management to serious issues of non-compliance and defrauding its investors of millions of dollars in fees and expenses."
The private equity group claims he threatened to leak information to the media, plant negative stories and secretly accessed the organization's proprietary and confidential information.
The complaint requests return of documents in Levine's possession, complete information about who already viewed them, and damages.