Keith Wetmore -- Chair of Morrison & Foerster -- has been publicly asked by The Leslie Brodie Report to opine on the peculiar events surrounding Morrison & Foerster attorneys Susan Mac Cormac, Raj Chatterjee, Dian Grueneich, Annette Carnegie, Tony West, and James Brosnahan; especially events as they relate to sham entity CaliforniaALL, Voice of OC, and the sub-rosa Hush-Hush transfer of 780,000 from California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL.
Keith Wetmore is the chair of Morrison & Foerster LLP. As chair of the firm, Mr. Wetmore takes the lead in setting policy and providing strategic direction to the firm. Before becoming chair, Mr. Wetmore led the firm's 50-lawyer Finance and Infrastructure practice, bringing to his engagements 20 years' experience in debt and lease finance, both domestic and international. Mr. Wetmore has represented money center banks as agent in syndicated credit facilities, including multi-billion dollar working capital and acquisition financings, as well as smaller transactions, with particular emphasis in the technology and forest products sectors. While at the University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Wetmore served as Articles Editor for the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.(image and narrative courtesy of MoFo)
The fact that some individuals and entities involved in the creation of CaliforniaALL and the subsequent transfer of $780,000 from the Cal Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL were also involved in assisting Joe Dunn with the creation of "Voice of OC" has caused complainant to entertain the thought that "Voice of OC" may have been a recipient, at least in part, of the $780,000 obtained from the Foundation of the State Bar of California. To wit: on one hand Morrison & Foerster's Susan Mac Cormac as legal counsel for CaliforniaALL; Morrison & Foertser Annette Carnegie and Girardi & Keese's Howard Miller in their capacity as BOD members of California Bar Foundation. On the other hand Morrison &Foerster's James Brosnahan and Girardi & Keese's Thomas Girardi as part of helping Joe Dunn with the establishment of Voice of OC.
Morrison & Foerster Team (L-R) Ms. Dian Grueneich — Former Commissioner with California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC”); Mr. Raj Chatterjee — current board member of the Foundation of State Bar of California (DBA California Bar Foundation, entity headed by Arnold & Porter's Douglas Winthrop formerly of Howard Rice) ; Ms. Susan Mac Cormac — part of legal team which created entity CaliforniaALL, Mac Cormac was recently awarded "Rainmaker of the Year” by James Brosnahan's alleged former mistress -- Marty Africa of Major Lindsey & Africa; Mr. Tony West; Mr. James J. Brosnahan of "Voice of OC” who represented El Paso Corp during California energy crisis opposing Pierce O'Donnell, Joe Cotchett, and Thomas Girardi of Joe Dunn's Voice of OC; Ms. Annette Carnegie, formerly member of the board of California Bar Foundation during the Hush-Hush subrosa transfer of $780,000 to CaliforniaALL; Ms. Diane Pritchard who practiced extensively before the CPUC while at MoFo. (image: courtesy photo)
The belief is heightened given various events' proximity in time -- Ruthe Ashley left CaliforniaALL in the same month Joe Dunn launched "Voice of OC" (as though her mission had been completed). Moreover, the recent abrupt departure of Thomas Girardi and James Brosnahan from 'Voice of OC" ( as though they were fleeing the scene with guilty consciences), the refusal of SAL-UCI to disclose the amount it receive from CaliforniaALL, the simulated RFP, and CaliforniaALL's pre-selection of the UCI Foundation as a recipient of funds only reinforce this belief. This is heightened by Mr. Thomas Girardi's lack of credibility (pursuant to findings made by a panel of federal judges), and the friendship Joe Dunn shares with him.
TLR is closely monitoring the situation and will keep readers apprised of the opinion, if any, of Keith Wetmore -- Chair of Morrison & Foerster -- on the peculiar events surrounding Morrison & Foerster attorneys Susan Mac Cormac, Raj Chatterjee, Dian Grueneich, Annette Carnegie, Tony West, and James Brosnahan; especially events as they relate to sham entity CaliforniaALL, Voice of OC, and the sub-rosa Hush-Hush transfer of 780,000 from California Bar Foundation to CaliforniaALL.