Founder of wildly influential TechCrunch, Michael Arrington is such an outsized characters that there is so much to stuff into an article about him. Therefore, it's not surprising that the coverage usually doesn't mention that he had invested himself in getting a law degree at Stanford. Also he had been an associate at Wilson Sonsini. In addition, he hated law and left that career track to do deals, not just fill out the paperwork about them.
But the feature in the current issue of VANITY FAIR does cite the legal background. It has to since the article focuses on his alleged sexual misdeeds with his former girlfried Jennifer Allen. Here you can read that coverage by Maximillian Potter.
In response to those allegations by Allen, Arrington had filed a lawsuit on May 7, 2013. It seeks damages for defamation and goes to trial October 2014. Anyone with any interest in tech, power, or sexual assault issues will be all ears. Another reason this trial will constitute a great show is that the defendant Allen is represented by Gloria Allred of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg. Arrington is bound to get as good as he and his lawyers give.
Had Arrington remained in law it is likely we would never have heard of him. However, he was in law, wasn't he. He would be amazing guest columnist for "Careerist" or "Abovethelaw." Probably has a lot of provocative insights for current lawyers and law students.