erisa lawyers.jpegOur ERISA Hotties Contest is in full swing (at least on the male side; female nominees coming soon). To review the field and cast your vote, click here.
Last night, like the responsible journalists that we are, we contacted all of the nominated male hotties for comment:

Dear ERISA lawyer:

Congratulations. You have been selected as a finalist in Above the Law’s first annual “ERISA Hottie Contest,” our quest to find the most attractive pension-and-employee-benefit attorneys in the United States. You can check out the contest here:

http://www.abovethelaw.com/2006/09/erisa_hotties_your_male_nomine_1.php

If you would like to comment on this honor, or if you have a “campaign message” you would like to disseminate, please let us know, and we will communicate it to the public. If you have no comment, that’s fine as well. But please be advised that we cannot accept requests to be withdrawn from the competition.

Thank you for your time and kind consideration. Good luck!

Best regards,
David Lat

We’re still waiting to hear back from most of the competitors, but we’ve already received responses from two of them: Michael Maricco and Professor Bruce A. Wolk. Check out what they had to say, after the jump.


mike maricco 2.jpegFrom Mike Maricco:

Hilarious. I try not to take myself too seriously … should I be worried that apparently my friends don’t either?

Ben Affleck? I was thinking more like Balki from “Perfect Strangers.”

Supplemental photo attached [at right].

And from Professor Bruce Wolk (who took a strong early lead, although it that has been eroded since last night):

Dear David:

I am honored to be made a finalist in such a competitive field of ERISA hotties. This could be my big breakthrough — a career transforming event. Can I dare hope for an interview by Soledad O’Brien, or perhaps even Katie Couric, if I win?

Warmest regards,
Bruce Wolk

We thank Mr. Maricco and Professor Wolk for their delightful responses. And we invite the other hot men of ERISA to make their voices heard.
Gentlemen: This is going to be one hard-fought race. If you want to win, you’ll need to do a little campaigning.
Earlier: ERISA Hotties: Your Male Nominees


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