Documents Reveal Law Firm That ‘Oversaw’ TSM Reginald Case Defended Company in Another Case Simultaneously

The same law firm that was used to “advise and oversee” recent investigations into TSM co-owner Andy “Reginald” Dinh was simultaneously helping defend TSM in another case, according to The Jacob Wolf Report.

Documents obtained by Jacob Wolf detailed that while attorney Matthew Marca and his firm, Gutierrez Marca, were helping coordinate the investigation into Reginald, the firm was also actively defending TSM’s parent company Swift in a case alleging the company wrongfully terminated the contract of former Blitz marketing director John Nguyen. Speaking to Wolf, a Marca spokesperson explained that his work in this case has no impact on the ongoing investigation into Reginald.

Nguyen’s lawsuit stemmed from alleged use of marijuana in the workplace by Blitz marketing director Nick Ward. Nguyen claimed to have experienced excessive anxiety due to Ward’s alleged drug use and filed a complaint with Blitz HR. The complaint details that after Nguyen approached human resources manager Anna Kim to report Ward, he was told “a week later” that he had been fired from the company over allegations of sexual harassment. According to Nguyen’s attorney, he had never been questioned by anyone at Blitz regarding such actions, and no action was ever taken to uphold Nguyen’s rights under California privacy law. fair employment and housing.

Marca, who defended Swift in the case, explained in their response that the company “did not discriminate or retaliate against [Nguyen]but rather acted lawfully and for legitimate business reasons. »

Marca led their defense of TSM in this case while simultaneously being involved in the investigation of numerous complaints about Reginald. He helped write a report posted on Reginald’s Twitter account where it was written that “the investigator found no evidence of illegal behavior on the part of the company, its officers or [Reginald] personally.”

In that report, Marca claimed their law firm’s role was to ‘advise and oversee’ investigations into Reginald. A spokesperson for Marca and Swift later told Wolf that neither Marca nor his law firm provided “oversight” of the investigation, but specifically helped coordinate communications between Swift, its human resources department, the independent firm conducting the investigation and ultimately Riot after the investigation was complete.

Update July 1 9:20 p.m. CT: An earlier version of this article stated that a spokesperson for Gutierrez Marca had spoken to Jacob Wolf. The spokesperson in question actually represented Matthew Marca, as well as Swift, and not the law firm Gutierrez Marca. This article has been updated to correct this error.