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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 02:13 PM

 

Court records show Elizabeth Warren turned down lucrative job after hearing from consumer group

Democratic presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren refused to take a lucrative legal job in 2006 after a consumer advocacy group raised concerns about the work, earning the fury of an attorney who had sought to hire her, court documents show.

The records from more than a decade ago, connected to a lawsuit against two credit reporting giants, shed new light on Warren’s motivations for taking on private legal work amid criticism from fellow contenders who have sought to cast the Massachusetts progressive as a hired gun for big business. The legal papers reviewed by CNBC show that years before Warren gained a national reputation as a zealous consumer advocate, a reputation that’s now at the center of her bid for the White House, she refused to take on an $850 per hour case, because she didn’t believe it would advance principles consistent with her beliefs.

... The email records (also) provide a behind-the-scenes look at Warren’s negotiating style, showing her to be a fierce advocate for her own independence. After Sherman explained in an email that he believed he had hired Warren and that he did not want her to work for the NCLC, Warren wrote that she was “quite surprised that you believe you have retained me.”

“I have no present plans to serve as an expert for NCLC, but I am free to do so,” Warren added. “If I decide that I want to serve as their expert, then I will do so.” Sherman responded that if she attempted to serve as an expert for the NCLC, that he would seek to disqualify her from participating in the case. He noted that “I do not make this statement as a threat.”

“Don’t threaten me,” Warren responded. “You called to ask if I would serve as your expert. Asking the question does not give you any claim on me. I will offer expert reports when I think they are appropriate. You cannot strong-arm me either into writing such a report for you or withholding one from someone else.” Sherman told Warren that he did not intend his message as a threat, but instead wanted to be “on record with our position and intentions on this issue, which I now am.” Warren responded curtly several hours later: “And I am on record with my position and intentions.”

More at https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/16/elizabeth-warren-turned-down-lucrative-job-over-advocacy-group-concerns.html
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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 02:25 PM

1. Another fine example of Warren walking her talk

 

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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 02:55 PM

2. Good for her. Some people have ethics, and she is certainly one of them.

 

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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 02:57 PM

3. Reinforces my belief that she can do the job that needs to be done, and that

 

she can undress Trump in a debate.
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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 03:23 PM

4. That is impressive.

 

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 03:58 PM

5. K & R

 

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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 04:00 PM

6. This makes me proud

 

She's not the only candidate who would sacrifice money for ethics, of course, but I love that she didn't just say No but Hell No. And she did so long before she had any idea she would go into politics and have her background gone through with a fine-toothed comb.
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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2019, 04:04 PM

7. Brava, Elizabeth!

 

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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 05:06 PM

8. I'd vote for her in a heartbeat

 

... not my first choice but that seals it. I don't care if her M4ALL isn't going to float, this kind of person is what we need in my opinion.
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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 05:14 PM

9. A Democrat that fights back. Hard.

 

Get used to it Republicans. You went too far.
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Tue Dec 17, 2019, 07:23 AM

10. Not surprised. Warren 2020.

 

Highly recommend.
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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 08:22 PM

11. Principled, Steely (in the best possible sense)!

 

Brava, Senator!
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