Sure, there could be the creativity of putting together an interesting strategy and then arguing for it in a lawsuit or motion.
The folks at Motley Rice, who put out there the novel theory of applying public nuisance to traditional product liability, might have enjoyed those rare moments of being creative.
However, overall, the tasks associated with being a lawyer, even a partner like Jeffrey Wertkin, might be disappointing.
After all, the high achiever like that former partner at Akin Gump must have been among the best and brightest growing up. That gets you noticed, at least by teachers, guidance counselors, and parents of those who aren't doing so well.
So, it was understandable that Wertkin's inner creative force might have been crying out to be expressed. So, it's totally understandable that he took on another identity - Dan - and set about to have a little fun and pick up some money in the process. Also, he wore a wig.
As Nate Raymond reports in Reuters, Wertkin:
" ... was arrested in January trying to sell an undercover federal agent one of the lawsuits [by a whistleblower against a corporation that he obtained while working at the U.S. Justice Department."
Finally, in San Francisco federal court he took a plea. It was to be charged with obstruction of justice and interstate transportation of stolen goods.
In March, sentencing will take place.
Of course, Wertkin will have to find another line of work. He might consider getting a degree to prepare him for a career in a creative profession. If he needs a mentor for guidance on his Next, I will perform that mission pro bono (email@example.com).
Takeaway: In career planning, listen to your inner creative spirit. It will not stay quiet if you ignore that force.
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