Alan Dershowitz Opens Up a Can of Whoop-Ass on Skadden Arps, Jennifer Voss and Bouchard-Era Corruption in Fiery Closing Statement

Alan Dershowitz


Dear Friends,

Folks, I’ve become such a fan of Alan Dershowitz, who I listened to during the recent Chancery Court hearing that saw TransPerfect taking on Skadden Arps. The call was run by Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick.

Let me tell you, Dershowitz won the day! His words were poetic. So well said, I have typed them up for you to read here:

“Your Honor, I have to tell you, I’ve been practicing law for 55 years. I have never, in my life — and I taught legal ethics for 25-30 years at Harvard — I have never seen billing like this in my life, in my experience, in everything I’ve ever read. I can tell you, anybody, any lawyer, no matter how wealthy, no matter how rich, if they are given what Mr. Pincus was given: A carte blanche, an empty checkbook, allowing him to charge $20,000 for an email, there will be no problem getting people to serve in that capacity. The issue is not whether you get people to serve in that capacity. They will be standing in line to fill in the blank checks.”

“What we have to do is finally put an end to this. And Your Honor can do that. Put an end to it fairly and justly, and allow this thing finally to terminate. And that’s what we urge you to do.”

Dershowitz has the energy and power of someone half his age. As I see it, what he said captures the drama of the outright crime that has been orchestrated upon TransPerfect. He is being bold in calling out this injustice so future companies aren’t treated so awfully in Delaware. Let’s see if McCormick does what is right for all of us hereby ending Skadden’s highway robbery. Please send your feedback on this. It’s always appreciated.

Respectfully Yours,
Judson Bennett–Coastal Network

About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.