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Chris Young, Dian Grueneich, Elliot Peters, John Keker, Keith Wetmore, Keker & Van Nest, Lance Armstrong, Major Lindsey & Africa, Martha Fay Africa, Morrison & Foerster, Somnath Raj Chatterjee

Keith Wetmore – Chair of Morrison & Foerster – Hereby Asked to Comment on Peculiar and Abrupt Departure of Christopher Young of Keker & Van Nest (Formerly of Morrison & Foerster) Amid TLR’s Inquiry Re: CaliforniaALL, Lance Armstrong, and DOJ’s Tony West

Consistent with The Leslie Brodie Report commitment to integrity and adherence to the highest level of ethical journalism, and in order to report on both sides of a story; Keith Wetmore — Chair of Morrison & Foerster — is hereby asked by The Leslie Brodie Report to comment on the peculiar events surrounding the recent abrupt departure of former MoFo associate — Chris Young —  from San Francisco-based Keker & Van Nest.


Mr. Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.  During the 2008 election, while employed as an associate with  Morrison & Foerster, Chris Young served as Barack Obama’s Northern California Deputy Finance Director and as National Campaign’s Northern California representative.  USDOJ’s Tony West (also of Morrison & Foerster) served as Co-Chair, California Finance Cmt.  Recently, Keker & Van Nest abruptly removed Young’s name from the roll of lawyers associated with the firm.  Similar to Tony West, Young is under scrutiny in connection with both events surrounding Lance Armstrong and sham non-profit entity CaliforniaALL.


MoFo Team
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)


Lance Armstrong, Keker & Van Nest, Elliot Peters, John Keker, Jon Streeter,
(L-R) Keker & Van Nest partners Elliot Peters, John Keker, Jon Streeter, and client Lance Armstrong.  Keker & Van Nest in general and Peters in particular are not strangers to The Leslie  Brodie Report given a chronic and vexatious propensity to mislead and exaggerate, such as was the case with client Howard Dickstein.  In connection with the Lance Armstrong investigation, Keker and Peters, falsely and maliciously, accused  news outlet “60 Minutes”  and correspondent Scott Pelley of  “demonstrable falsehood that you recklessly presented, and then bolstered with other untrue assertions and facts taken out of context.”  Needless to say, “60 Minutes” stood by its story as “truthful, accurate and fair.” Similarly, and continuing to act with impunity, Duo Keker/Peters accused Federal investigator Jeff Novitzky of leaking documents. Despite the existence of more plausible explanations to the source of the leaks (such as, arguendo, Assistant US Attorney Angela Davis –an ally and confederate of Keker & Van Nest’s Jon Streeter) John Keker stated falsely “we know Novitzky and plan to prove that these are his repeated, illegal leaks aimed solely at destroying a true hero.” (image:courtesy)

Please observe that, rather than contacting Mr. Wetmore directly, the query is being delivered publicly, here and now.

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