Christensen-Thorson v. ETrade Financial Corporation

5:06-cv-01575 | N.D. Cal. | Jul 14, 2006

U N I T E D S T A T E S D I S T R I C T C O U R T N O R T H E R N D I S T R I C T O F C A L I F O R N I I T I S S O O R D E R E D J u d g e J a m e s W a r

Case 5:06-cv-01575-JW Document 31 Filed 07/14/06 Page 1 of 2 COOLEY GODWARD LLP 1 DOUGLAS P. LOBEL (admitted pro hac vice ) One Freedom Square * Reston Town Center 11951 Freedom Drive Reston, Virginia 20190-5656 Telephone: 703.456.8000 Facsimile: (703) 456-8100 dlobel@cooley.com COOLEY GODWARD LLP WILLIAM S. FREEMAN (Bar No. 82002) TANYA R. DE LA FUENTE (Bar No. 223672) Five Palo Alto Square 3000 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306-2155 Telephone: (650) 843-5000 Facsimile: (650) 857-0663 freemanws@cooley.com tdelafuente@cooley.com Attorneys for Defendants E*TRADE Financial Corporation and E*TRADE Bank

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION LYN CHRISTENSEN-THORSON, ) Case No. C 06-01575 JW ) Plaintiff, ) NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF ) RANDALL K. MILLER AS COUNSEL FOR v. ) DEFENDANTS E*TRADE FINANCIAL ) ) ) ) ) ) CORPORATION AND E*TRADE BANK E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORPORATION, E*TRADE BANK, and DOES 1-10, Defendants. Pursuant to Civil L.R. 11-5, Defendants E*TRADE Financial Corporation and E*TRADE Bank (collectively “E*TRADE”) and Randall K. Miller respectfully request that the Court enter an Order withdrawing Mr. Miller as attorney of record for E*TRADE in this matter.

Movants make this request because Mr. Miller is not affiliated with the law firm of NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANTS Case No. C 06-01575 JW 280601 v1/RE Case 5:06-cv-01575-JW Document 31 Filed 07/14/06 Page 2 of 2 Cooley Godward LLP, E*TRADE’s primary counsel in this matter. E*TRADE has consented to the withdrawal of Mr. Miller as its attorney.

Moreover, the withdrawal of Mr. Miller will not delay the litigation in this matter because Douglas P. Lobel, of the law firm of Cooley Godward LLP, has represented E*TRADE throughout this matter, and will continue to serve as E*TRADE’s counsel of record. In addition, David A. Vogel, of the law firm of Cooley Godward LLP, filed an Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice as Counsel for E*TRADE which was granted by the Honorable Judge Ware on June 23, 2006. Further, E*TRADE has retained local counsel, William S. Freeman and Tanya R. de la Fuente of Cooley Godward LLP, which noticed their appearance on behalf of E*TRADE on June 12, 2006 . The Court is also asked to order that papers and pleadings for E*TRADE in this matter shall be served on Mr. Lobel, rather than Mr. Miller. Dated: July 13, 2006 COOLEY GODWARD LLP
By: /s/ Douglas P. Lobel Douglas P. Lobel (admitted pro hac vice ) David A. Vogel (admitted pro hac vice ) William S. Freeman (Bar No. 82002) Tanya R. de la Fuente (Bar No. 223672) Attorneys for Defendants E*TRADE Financial Corporation and E*TRADE Bank
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