Failed former City Attorney Carmen 'Nuch' Trutanich has finally updated his State Bar records (see 'Where in the World is Carmen Trutanich') and appears to have joined the downtown Los Angeles law firm Tucker Ellis LLP.
We say Trutanich appears to have joined Tucker Ellis because oddly, as of this date, the name 'Carmen Trutanich' is neither listed among the firm's 31 attorneys listed at the Los Angeles office, nor does he appear in an alphabetical listing of the firm's attorneys with last names starting with the letter 'T.' Of course it could be that Trutanich's arrival at Tucker Ellis is 'breaking news' and the law firm did not have time to update its website or issue a press release.
According to the law firm's website, they are "a
full service law firm with more than 160 lawyers practicing nationwide
out of offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Los Angeles, and San
Francisco" and has "a national reputation for trial work."
It is not known whether Trutanich is to be an associate, partner or 'of counsel' at the law firm. When Trutanich's predecessor, Rocky Delgadillo, was termed-out of office he joined Goodwin Procter LLP as 'Counsel' before becoming a partner at Liner, Grode, Stien, et al.
Quite what Trutanich brings to the table at Tucker Ellis will doubtless be the subject of some speculation until the firm issues a press release. They did last week when Joseph Koncelik joined its Cleveland office as counsel, so a similar press release can be expected regarding Trutanich.
As to the speculation, perhaps Tucker Ellis is keen to have access to Trutanich's Rolodex, as was the case when Trutanich's 2009 electoral opponent Jack Weiss landed himself a job with former LAPD Chief Bratton. There could also be interest in acquiring insight into Trutanich's 'Porcupine Defense,' as well as his knowledge of South Bay car washes.
UPDATED: As of August 23, 2013, Carmen Trutanich is listed as 'counsel' at Tucker Ellis.