Kasowitz Says Boastful Atty In $78M Suit Got Severance

Law360, San Diego (September 16, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT) -- Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP on Wednesday urged a New York state court to toss a nearly $78 million suit brought by a first-year associate fired after boasting of his “superior legal mind” in an email to partners, arguing his claims were barred when he accepted a severance package.

According to a memorandum seeking to dismiss the case, the law firm contended that Gregory Berry entered into a separation agreement in May with the firm in which he received a severance package that included two...
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