Lawyer sues former employer and PR agency

Jeremy Pitcock is suing Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, the law firm that fired him, for $90 million in alleged reputation damages, and, according to New York Magazine, he's involving Mike Sitrick's Sitrick and Company, the PR agency that wrote the press release announcing sexual harassment as the grounds upon which he was fired.

Jeremy Pitcock is suing Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, the law firm that fired him, for $90 million in alleged reputation damages, and, according to New York Magazine, he's involving Mike Sitrick's Sitrick and Company, the PR agency that supposedly wrote the press release announcing sexual harassment as the grounds upon which he was fired.

Sitrick did not return calls seeking a comment.

Morgan & Finnegan hired Pitcock shortly after his termination, but allegedly let him go a few weeks after Kasowitz Benson issued a press release stating they terminated him for “extremely inappropriate personal conduct.”

Dan Gagnier, a spokesperson for the Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman released this statement following PRWeek's inquiry:

"Mr. Pitcock was justifiably terminated... The Firm's handling... about the matter were proper in all respects."

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports that Pitcock, formerly an IP partner at Kasowitz Benson, responded with a complaint that the conduct was a “brief, consensual kiss” with an associate following drinking.

Sitrick and Company has done damage control for Paris Hilton and Joe Francis of Girls Gone Wild

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