BigLaw Making BIG Contributions to Inauguration

by lawshucks on December 31, 2008

oic bannerThe Obama Presidential Inauguration Committee has posted its list of donors.  We’ve skimmed it and here are some of the more-notable contributions we found (individual cap is $50,000):

Bernard Taylor, Alston & Bird, Atlanta, $25,000
Paolo di Rosa, Arnold & Porter, DC, $10,000
Edward Krugman, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, NY, $25,000
David Casey, Casey Gerry Law Firm, San Diego, $50,000 — ???
David Gelfand, Cleary Gottlieb, DC, $10,000
Steven Cohen, Cohen Law Group, Chicago, $50,000 — ???
Michelle Lerach, Coughlin Stoia, San Diego, $50,000 (presumably on behalf of imprisoned hubby Bill, a huge Democratic supporter)
Lee Miller, DLA Piper, Chicago, $25,000
Sandford Stein, Drinker Biddle & Reath, Chicago, $25,000
Cantwell Muckenfuss, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, DC, $50,000
Ted Boutrous, Gibson Dunn, LA, $25,000
John Mathias, Jenner & Block, Chicago, $25,000
Randall Speck, Kaye Scholer, DC, $10,000
Nelson Rising, McGuire Woods, LA, $50,000
David Narefsky, Mayer Brown, Chicago, $10,000
John Schmidt, Mayer Brown, Chicago, $10,000
Mary Richardson-Lowry, Mayer Brown, Chicago, $10,500 (had to show up her partners?)
Young Joon Kim, Milbank, NY, $10,000
James Pooley, Morrison & Foerster, LA, $25,000
Eric Richards, O’Melveny & Myers, LA, $10,250
Jeffrey McFarland, Quinn Emanuel, LA, $50,000
Duane Lyons, Quinn Emanuel, LA, $10,000
Steve Madison, Quinn Emanuel, LA, $10,000
Keith Wofford, Ropes & Gray, NY, $25,000
Thomas Kole, Sidley & Austin, Chicago, $50,000
Alfred Pietrzak, Sidley & Austin, NY, $10,000
Charles Smith, Skadden, Chicago, $25,000
Susan Hassan, Skadden, Chicago, $50,000
Neal Mann, Susman Godfrey, Houston, $25,000
Max (“the trouble with”) Tribble, Susman Godfrey, Houston, $25,000
John Cogan, WilmerHale, Boston, $50,000
Thomas Lane, Winston & Strawn, $25,000

So if you think your bonus was a little short this year, there are some people to catch in the halls.

By the way, for those single fellas, there’s a hole slew of women listed as “Not Employed” who donated $50,000.  You might want to look into that.

What others did we miss?  Who are these folks?

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