On Monday it was announced that Steve Cohen's ex-wife, Patricia Cohen, had switched attorneys, from Paul Batista, a prominent RICO specialist, to Gaytri Kachroo, who is not a litigator. Supposedly the ex-Mrs. SAC did so because she felt her case "wasn't getting the attention it deserved." Apparently this came as a surprise to Batista, who, in a motion to withdraw, claims that Patty Cakes never once complained about the quality of his work (and in fact praised it), that he was in contact with her "virtually every day" since they started working together, and that he was informed his service would no longer be necessary when PC's new lawyer called him up and identified herself as the lady of the night's new representation (he also gets in a nice zing about having never heard of PC's new squeeze I think-- I think-- implying the woman's a nobody in the legal world.
So, okay. Adding yet another layer of batshit manifest to the story, we're told by sources familiar with the matter that those close to the P.Cohen camp were upset with the man hours Batista put in on the case, or lack thereof, and over the fact that he put together what was perceived by the legal community as a shitty, hack job of a filing, which made it appear as though Patricia is a hustler who's trying to, you know, shake down her ex-husband for money or something. Which, you have to hand it to him (them? her?) it kinda did!
Cohen Motion To Withdraw [PDF]