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When Ramiro Ocasio left work on Friday, he was thinking about what he was going to do over the Martin Luther King weekend, and whether or not his beloved New England Patriots would be able to overcome the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday to get to the Super Bowl. The last thing on the 33-year-old Kirkland & Ellis records assistant’s mind was that he’d have to risk life and limb in order to save an elderly man from being the latest victim in a shocking string of subway fatalities in New York City. Ordinarily, Ocasio would have still been at work, but the New York office of Kirkland let everyone leave at 3:00 P.M. that day so they could get a jump on the long weekend. Ocasio, who had previously worked at King & Spalding, joined Kirkland after his friend, attorney Robert Rizzo, lateraled to Kirkland from King & Spalding in 2005.

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