The Man Who Called Pretexting Illegal

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Meet Viet Dinh, the Georgetown law professor whose comments to Tom Perkins set off the chain of events that toppled Hewlett Packard chairwoman Patricia Dunn, sullied Silicon Valley super-lawyer Larry Sosini’s reputation, launched state and federal investigations and got the attention of the US Congress. As it turns out, the Vietnamese immigrant is part of Washington DC’s conservative lawyer power structure. His resume includes work for Alphonse D’Amato’s Whitewater Committee, Senator Pete Domenici’s Clinton impeachment-trial team, conservative federal judge Laurence Silberman and Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Hewlett-Packard Lawyer Dinh Gives Washington the ‘Viet-Spin’ [New York Observer]

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