Former U.S. District Judge Stephen G. Larson, who recently left Girardi & Keese after less than two years to join Arent & Fox, was recently criticized by Tom Girardi of Girardi & Keese.
Mr. Thomas Girardi of Girardi & Keese. Early on, Mr. Girardi was dubbed a “regular” on the Leslie Brodie Report. Mr. Girardi is a “very good friend” of the former crack-addict– Mike Nisperos. During the litigation against Dole, Girardi created an elaborate deception in order to shield himself. In addition to deceiving courts by his actions, he vexatiously and in multiple proceedings used judicial resources in a fraudulent manner in order to enrich himself, causing injury to Dole Food Company. Girardi’s misconduct was later adjudicated in a special Ninth Circuit Proceedings (In Re Girardi). During the In Re Girardi proceedings Mr. Girardi was represented by Thomas Nolan of Skadden Arps. Presently, both Girardi and Nolan are the subject of an ethics complaint relating to alleged undisclosed conflcits of inteststs between Skadden Arps and Girardi & Keese in the case of Fogel v. Farmers Group because, at the same time of In Re Girardi, Girardi & Keese and Skadden Arps were on opposing sides in the case of Fogel v. Farmers Group, Inc. See http://lesliebrodie.blog.co.uk/2011/04/05/ethics-complaint-filed-with-califor… Presently, Mr. Girardi is also under heavy scrutiny for an undisclosed cy pres award in the amount of 900,000.00 to the AARP California, where State Bar of California Board of Governors member Jeannine English serve as president (Photo:courtesy)
Subsequent to Larson departure from Girardi & Keese, Mr. Girardi stated to the Daily Journal that Larson, “…isn’t cut out for this type of job.”
Larson, elegantly, stated to MetNews “I have gotten to know many of the attorneys at Arent Fox,” during my legal career, and I praise their “professionalism, talent, and integrity” as “extraordinary,” Larson stated.