Full of celeb names and nasty little tidbits, this story, as reported by Andrew Ross Sorkin in the New York Times, is the kind of fun we who do not use a headhunter/employment agent to find our butlers, ladies maids, baby nurses and scullery peons can have.
Wall Street’s masters of the universe have a new enemy: Adrian Barrie Smith.
Mr. Smith, a British recruiter who supplies butlers, maids and other domestic workers to some of the world’s wealthiest families, has turned on his former clients.
Fun — unless, of course, we are looking for jobs as butlers, ladies maids, baby nurses and scullery peons.
Over the last 18 months, Mr. Smith has filed lawsuits against the families of some of the most prominent names in finance, including Stephen A. Schwarzman, the chairman of the Blackstone Group; Carl C. Icahn, the activist investor; Leonard Blavatnik, the Russian investor who recently acquired Warner Music; Howard Lutnick, the chairman and chief executive of Cantor Fitzgerald; and George Soros’s former wife, Susan Weber Soros. To top it off, he filed a suit against Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica. Before that, he sued Ron Perelman, the billionaire investor, and the singer Mariah Carey.
(This guy sues an awful lot, doesn’t he?)