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America's Allegedly Sexual Harrassingest Lawyer

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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It's the greatest story of the year, and it'll only get better. When Jeremy Pitcock (right), the head of the Intellectual Property unit at Kasowitz Benson (to the tune of $1.2 million a year plus), was terminated back in January, something smelled fishy. First reports said that he was poached by another firm—but then his former employers released a brief statement saying he was actually fired for "extremely inappropriate personal conduct." Later, we found out that he kissed an associate, and, well, that didn't sound so terribly inappropriate. So it made sense when Pitcock filed a defamation suit against his former employers in early June—given what we knew. Yesterday, his former employers struck back, prompting great shrieks of giddiness on the legal blogs, because, OH MY GOD, WHOA.

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