Sunlight: I Said The Law Firm for Rudy Giuliani Was a “House of Cards” That Would “Collapse.” I was Spot On.
Almost two years ago I blew the whistle on financial misdeeds at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP, a law firm hired by Rudy Giuliani. I said the firm was a “house of cards,” “robbing Peter to pay Paul” and would “collapse.” A former long-time firm attorney recently said: “You called this 100% correctly.”
According to the Daily Beast, Pierce Bainbridge founder “[John] Pierce and the once-prominent firm he founded are mired in millions of dollars of debt, while a payday-lender-style loan to cover his own expenses prompted him to take a leave of absence.”
A criminal lawyer in Arizona has asked “Is Kyle Rittenhouse’s Attorney Involved in a Ponzi Scheme?” Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney is John Pierce.
The retaliation against me started two years ago, the attacks continue.
Approximately 10 law firms have been hired. Spin-off firm Hecht Partners LLP, formed in March, has hired lawyers on three continents related to me. All of the partners at Hecht Partners were partners at Pierce Bainbridge. One has already moved on.
The Hecht Partners international cadre of outside counsel have continued a pattern of dishonesty. Threats of defamation have been levied concerning undeniable facts; for example statements have been challenged that (i) Pierce Bainbridge represented three convicted felons, (ii) David L. Hecht was accused of lying to a federal court (Hecht denies he lied) and (iii) Pierce Bainbridge partners lied under oath.
Ex-Pierce Bainbridge General Counsel Carolynn K. Beck, now a partner at Goldstein & McClintock LLLP, has also enlisted international counsel. Beck’s counsel claimed I was responsible for things that happened before and after I was at Pierce Bainbridge; more lies.
I also said long ago that Pierce Bainbridge was a “cesspool of lies and deceit.”
Beck has been accused —based heavily on a sworn affidavit from an ex-firm associate of suborning perjury and spearheading a fraud on the court in my cases; a motion is pending.
As for ex-Pierce Bainbridge New York Office Managing Partner David L. Hecht, he has credibility and ethics have come up from a variety of sources:
(i) a federal judge said Hecht ran afoul of the ethical rule on “dishonesty;”
(iii) ex-Pierce Bainbridge partners accused Hecht of “deceptively splicing” messages” to fit a “false narrative;”
(iv) ex-clients of Hecht Partners in the Boeing 737 Max case said in sworn testimony that Hecht deceived them and;
(v) former outside counsel for Hecht and his former Pierce Bainbridge partners — Marc Mukasey or Mukasey, Frenchmen & Sklaroff — quit citing ethical concerns with continued representation.
I said long ago that John Pierce is a troubled individual, a key factor in attempting to comprehend the depths of the retaliation against me.
Recently revealed text messages from Pierce to his former spouse are illuminating. The messages were sent on July 27, 2019. (A sampling is below, an IT professional certified their authenticity under penalty of perjury.)
The harassment, threats and lack of candor continue. In the household where I was raised, accountability was critical. It appears others prefer to continue their falsehoods, rather than face the truth and stand accountable for their behavior.
As a wise man once said: “No matter how fast you run, your lies will eventually catch up to you.”
My fight for justice continues.
Updated on 12/7 to reflect a partner leaving Hecht Partners already and to include recent issues in the Boeing 737 Max litigation. Hecht Partners in no longer on the Boeing case.