“I have decided to start a new phase of my life. I do not plan to practice law,” explains Garrett Waltzer, a California-based partner at international law firm Skadden, in a departure email leaked yesterday to US blog Above the Law. At which point the prose takes an unlikely turn.
“Instead, I have been blessed with the incredible good fortune of being married to TaQuita Thorns…Going forward, I plan to be a supportive husband and do all I can to help TaQuita achieve her mission to improve the world through music,” continues Waltzer, who is in his early 50s and got together with Thorns after his ex-wife “fell in love with her personal trainer”. The lovestruck corporate lawyer then proceeds to add a host of links to Thorns’ website and YouTube performances. The full email is below…
SKADDEN ARPS SLATE MEAGHER & FLOM — DEPARTURE MEMO — GARRETT WALTZER
Today is my last day as a partner of Skadden Arps. For the last 24 plus years, I have had the honor of calling the Firm my home. Starting off in the Los Angeles Office and then practicing as a partner in the Bay Area for the last 15 years, it has been a pleasure to work with so many wonderfully talented lawyers and staff in Skadden offices around the world.
I am forever grateful for the rich and diverse professional opportunities and the terrific mentoring that taught me how to be a lawyer. I am especially thankful for the many friendships I have developed with my partners and colleagues at the Firm.
I have decided to start a new phase of my life. I do not plan to practice law.
Instead, I have been blessed with the incredible good fortune of being married to TaQuita Thorns, a talented singer from Detroit, Michigan who is just beginning her career in the music business. In addition to writing and recording outstanding R&B, Rock & Soul songs, TaQuita is an energetic performer with a dazzling voice and stunning looks. I am very excited about TaQuita’s prospects. Going forward, I plan to be a supportive husband and do all I can to help TaQuita achieve her mission to improve the world through music and, in the process, become a force in the music industry.
I hope to stay in touch with my many friends at the Firm. You can always reach me at [redacted].
Best wishes for your health and happiness,
PS: you can follow TaQuita’s career at www.TaQuitaThorns.com and on her YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/TaQuitaThorns. You can preview TaQuita’s new yet-to-be-released music video, “Nobody But You” by clicking http://youtu.be/WnhfHcp2f9k.