Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Cover Your Ass Operation: Leonard Cohen's Lawyer, Whose Partner Encouraged The Ongoing Harassment, Is Troubled?

From: Kelley Lynch <>
Date: Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM
To: Robert Kory <>, "*irs. commissioner" <*>, Washington Field <>, ASKDOJ <>, ": Division, Criminal" <>, "Doug.Davis" <>, Dennis <>, MollyHale <>, nsapao <>, fsb <>, rbyucaipa <>, khuvane <>, blourd <>, Robert MacMillan <>, a <>, wennermedia <>, Mick Brown <>, "glenn.greenwald" <>, Harriet Ryan <>, "hailey.branson" <>, Stan Garnett <>,, "mayor.garcetti" <>,, "Kelly.Sopko" <>, Whistleblower <>, Attacheottawa <>,,

Robert Kory,

This is one of the more lame cover your ass operations I have ever seen.  It's entirely embarrassing and obscene.  Provoking me and my sons, etc. is fun.  Isn't that why your partner, Rice, encouraged it?  It's sport.  I'm well aware of that.  We'll see what a federal court thinks.

Kelley Lynch

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Robert Kory <>
Date: Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: RE:
To: "Stephen R. Gianelli" <>
Cc: "<>" <>, "<>" <>

Wilson Sonsini withdrew because they feared a huge loss.  Michelle stepped in under protest, assembled a brilliant team of three firms, fought back in major technical discovry, terabytes of data, developed a computer model that caused counsel to record companies to fear loss, and to settle on extremely favorable terms . She accomplished all this knowing that her case was fundamentally flawed.  Her clients were leading entrepreneurs with net worth on the billions and could have been forced to pay massive damages.  Kramer called me after the settlement and congratulated us on Michelle's brilliant work.  The real tragedy is that the Playlist technical team and entrepreneurs failed to follow Michelle's analysis of DMCA compliance.  Had they done so, Michelle could have won the litigation.  Feel free to doubt my words, but I assure you it is the truth.

You are way off base about Michelle. I urge you to cease your baseless and often childish criticism of her.  I also ask again that you stop emailing Lynch and provoking her.  This should not be viewed as sport.  Your emails suggesting that provoking Lynch is "fun" are quite troubling.

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 11, 2015, at 10:18 AM, "Stephen R. Gianelli" <> wrote:
PS: I looked up Atlantic Records, et al. v. Project Playlist. The LEAD COUNSEL for the defense was NOT Michelle Rice. (It was David Kramer at Wilson, Sonsini in Palo Alto.)  And no, Michelle, no one would trust a lawyer who has never tried a single case, cross-examined a witness at trial, given an opening statement or a closing argument – let alone one who doesn’t even know how to mark a document, present it to a witness, and then move it into evidence -  to try ANY case as “lead counsel” for the defense  – least of all in a “$900 million dollar case” for a startup company represented by Wilson, Sonsini. Ha!

Project Playlist, Inc

David H. Kramer 
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 320-4741
Fax: (650) 493-6811
TERMINATED: 11/09/2009

From: []
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:16 PM
To: Stephen Gianelli
Subject: Fw:

Look up Atlantic Records, et al. v. Project Playlist.  SDNY. Denny Chin.  I lead $900 million copyright infringement litigation
for a start-up client.  Won settlement.  Backed off major labels. Very contested claims.  Got a PACER Account ? Look it up.  Dare you.  Come back to me

when you've seen that kind of high stakes litigation - you've never even been close.  Little state court boy. 

I tell you what's pathetic.  The dearth of your digital footprint.  Your long 37 year illustrious career. -nothing.  Zilch. Nada.

All I get when I Google you is "jihad gianelli" "NAMBLA" AND "Child Molester", LOL.

Guess you weren't so successful in getting all that taken down, eh ?  Big litigator and all ?

----- Forwarded Message -----From: Stephen Gianelli <>
To: Michelle Rice <>
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:02 AM

‎You have now sent me TWO MORE emails that I deleted unread. But no doubt full of toxic epithets. 

I will (hopefully) leave you with this life hint: When you sport a sunken mouth and a forehead big enough to be seen from outer space (not to mention THAT hair and body) a nasty personality leaves you with few social (not to mention relationship) options. 

And this protip: You cannot sustain a practice with one client, let alone an elderly client. And the largest source of small firm or solo (when Robert retires) referrals is other lawyers. 

And. I think you can forget the neighbors at this point - after calling them "stupid" and the internet, opposing a variance for a 1,500 sq. ft. garage edition - not to mention how you treated Steve Head face-to-face.

The law is a small community, Michelle. Word gets around.

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.