Reuters — Exxon Mobil Corp has hired a star attorney in an aggressive response to mounting scrutiny over the company’s climate change disclosures, according to people familiar with the matter.
They identified the attorney as Theodore V. Wells, Jr., co-chair of the litigation department at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rikfind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman began an investigation about a year ago into whether Exxon lied to investors about how climate change risks could hurt its bottom line.
Schneiderman’s office hit Exxon with subpoenas last month demanding a trove of financial records, emails and other documentation.
I suppose congratulations are in order for Theodore V. Wells, Esq., because this is a very big case for him. It just goes to show what someone can achieve when he’s willing to work hard, apply himself, put in the time and effort and be the attack dog that a corrupt multi-billion dollar corporation hires him to be. Is this a great country or what?
As a long-time, highly interested observer of Attorney Ted’s lawyering methods, allow me to tell the good, decent, petroleum-refining people of the Exxon corporation how this is going to play out. Get ready for a wild ride. Strap yourself in for months of high-octane billable hours, hilarious witch hunts, witness-harassing hijinks, smear campaign zaniness, heartwarming pseudo-science that contradicts simple middle school physics and the kind of non-stop action that can only come from an unethical legal hack who’ll stop at nothing to prove whatever premise you want him to, the facts be damned.
Then when you and Atty. Wells go before an actual judge who is an impartial, independent finder of facts, you and he will get your lies shoved right up the back of your legal briefs. Good luck with that. Meanwhile, I’ll be buying my gas from anyone but you.
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