Susan Estrich, the Fox News columnist and USC law professor, has joined the L.A. powerhouse law firm of Quinn Emanuel, which is certainly news within legal circles. But she's being beaten up today on the blogs for her email about the move to friends and colleagues. We're talking lots of friends and colleagues. Now most of us have learned to use the bcc field when sending out a mass email so recipients can't see everybody else's address (FD: It took me a few tries to get the idea). Estrich apparently doesn't know or doesn't want to know because her email contains 200 or so addresses to folks like Roger Ailes, Arianna Huffington, Michael Eisner, Madeleine Albright, James Carville, and Jerry Bruckheimer's first wife, Bonnie Bruckheimer, among others. Here's a sampler:
Three years ago, my very close friend (and former protege) Kathleen Sullivan, the former Dean of Stanford Law School, joined Quinn Emanuel as of counsel. In all our years as friends, she has never been so happy. Last year, she became a partner in the firm and head of its appellate practice. Kathleen and I cut our teeth together in the brief writing business, as young professors in adjoining offices at Harvard. Since then, we've been trying to figure out how we were going to reunite as a team. Enter John Quinn, my law school classmate, former Law Review colleague, and the genius (and believe me I don't use that term lightly) behind Quinn Emanuel.
Gawker figures it's "the old people's version of a showy friends list on Facebook. Sycophantic touch, by the way, putting Roger Ailes, her boss at Fox News, at the top of the list."