Monday, April 21, 2008

SC6 Investigates, Part 3: Who Is Fulbright & Jaworski, And What Do They Want From Jim?

On to Part 3... We've already discussed how Jim Clyburn has lost his popularity as far as donations go, and how some companies seem to be in a quid pro quo agreement with the Clyburn Camp . Today, we have a combination of the two.....

I bring you Fulbright & Jaworski of New York City. Who are they? They're a law firm, actually based in numerous areas worldwide, but we are focusing on the New York office, becaus that's where the stink is coming from. F&J has many specialities, but the New York branch is listed as such. " The New York office serves a broad client base including large publicly-held corporations, investment banking and brokerage firms, venture capital and leveraged buy-out firms, investment funds, private equity and institutional investors, life science, high-technology and other emerging growth companies, privately-held companies, partnerships, individuals, estates and charitable organizations and foundations. "

So, in short, they are a law firm that represents Big Business. Go to their website, and it's pretty surprising at some of their work: NYSE, SEC and NASD Investigation protection, Discrimination and Sexual Harrassment suit defense, EEOC and NLRB law for businesses. So, they essentially are exactly NOT what Clyburn has spent his entire career fighting for - or at least what he SAYS he's fighting for. Sounds a bit hypocritical, don't you think?

How much support has Clyburn received from F&J? Well, he got doantions from 19 , YES 19.. different attorneys from F&J - all from the New York office. Of them, almost NONE of them has EVER donated money to a federal level candidate, except for an occasional NY Senator or two.

So, what does a big NY Law Firm want from a Congressman from rural South Carolina? Sorry to let you down a bit on this one, but I don't know. I don't have the tools to find this one, but I can tell when something stinks worse than the Fulton Fish Market!! Maybe The State or a local TV station can take a few minutes out of their busy schedule, and ask Clyburn a rare probing question... Like a good St. Bernard, I can only take you to the frozen guy in the Alps, dig a small hole, then start barking.




Anonymous said...

Let me see, is SC 6 flyover country to this firm or do mules for their friends run through the district?

How much of the NYC-Miami I-95 raceway runs through SC6?

How close are they to Fidel, Jimmy's buddy?

How close are they to the DNC Superdelegate populated board that seeks to off load barge traffic in Orangburg county?

Inquiring minds want to know

Mike Reino said...

I forgot about the inland port. Could there be a F&J/Carolinks tie-in? I hope not. I'd rather see it be him being a total hypocrite, and see him getting busted for taking money from a firm that is against everything that he stands for - or runs on.

Anonymous said...

If you want to know more about "the stink" email me and I'll make the pieces line right up for you and you can do with it as you please. I have a pretty good lead. Its VERY fishy and could really expose him for what he is.