Jeremy Pitcock, the former head of intellectual property at Kasowitz Benson who was fired in December for inappropriate conduct, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the firm seeking more than $90 million for what he calls the "malicious and unwarranted smear campaign" that followed his dismissal. Pitcock says he had a "substantial" book of business and earned more than $1.2 million annually. Now, with his reputation damaged, he is claiming he "simply cannot find another suitable legal job."
Ousted Partner Seeks $90 Million in Defamation Suit Against Kasowitz Benson
The American Lawyer
June 6, 2008