“If you stop sending me e-mails about Foster’s beer and your favorite Crocodile Dundee lines, I’ll re-friend you,” he told a crowd of about 200 late Friday in the San Francisco City Hall rotunda just after being sworn in as the ambassador to Australia.
The event, organized by Bleich’s now former law firm — Munger, Tolles & Olson — had quite a turnout. California Chief Justice Ronald George was on hand, as were several judges, including First District Justice Martin Jenkins. A group of State Bar folk, including Executive Director Judy Johnson, attended as a reminder of Bleich’s year as State Bar president.
Christopher Paul De Cure, the L.A.-based Australian consulate general, showed up, as did baseball great Willie Mays, a longtime friend and client of Bleich’s.
We can’t believe we had to show up to work on “Jeff Bleich Day.” More after the jump …