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Legal Eagle Wedding Watch: December 10, 2006

Legal Eagle Wedding Watch NYT wedding announcements Above the Law.jpgWe were starved for Wedding Watch material in the weekend of December 9-10. We couldn’t even find the standard three couples in which at least one spouse is a lawyer.
So we did the next best thing — we found two couples in which a parent of a spouse is a lawyer (and a third couple of two lawyers). Here are this week’s contestants:

1. Cornelia Henning, Nicholas Van Amburg

2. Ariella Rosenberg, Matthew Maron

3. Marla Tusk, Josh Gottheimer

Scores and commentary for this trio of lovebirds, after the jump.


1. Cornelia Henning, Nicholas Van Amburg Résumé score: 8.0. She’s an NYU grad who produces television commercials for Ogilvy & Mather. He’s a Dartmouth grad and the director of media at Ammirati, a New York ad agency.
Family score: 8.6. Her father is a retired partner in Henning & Henning, in Bronxville. Her mother is a broker at Sotheby’s International Realty in Greenwich; her eyes have probably seen some amazing pieces of real estate. His late father was a headmaster at several private schools (including one that we went to, we think — was he ever headmaster at Dwight-Englewood?). His mother is a retired communications director for Barnard.
Beauty score: 9.0. A wholesomely attractive couple. He looks like a former lacrosse player; she looks like a non-anorexic Renee Zellweger.
Balance score: 9.0. Well-matched.
Overall score: 8.65.
2.
Ariella Rosenberg, Matthew Maron
Résumé score: 8.9. She’s not a lawyer, but she probably works with many, as a senior policy advisor to Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff. She’s a summa graduate of U. Penn. and has a master’s in city planning from MIT. Very nice. He’s the manager of revenue management for Edison Properties, a real estate firm, and graduated from GW and Columbia (MBA).
Family score: 8.2. Her father is an account executive with Yellow Book. His father has his own law firm, Maron & Sandler, in Santa Monica.
Balance score: 9.0. They have complementary interests: urban planning and real estate.
Overall score: 8.70.
Additional comments: Interesting wedding venue: Stage Six at Steiner Studios, a film production complex at the Brookly Navy Yard. We’ve never been; we’re curious.
3. Marla Tusk, Josh Gottheimer
Résumé score: 9.2. Finally,lawyers! Marla Tusk is in the counterterrorism section of the Justice Department — we like. She went to U. Penn (magna) and Columbia Law (Kent Scholar). Josh Gottheimer is the executive vice-president at Burson-Marsteller, a PR firm. He also went to U. Penn (summa), followed by Harvard Law. From 1998 to 2001 he was a speechwriter for Bill Clinton. Cool stuff!
Family score: 8.5. Her father is the director of operations for Optics, an eyewear maker; her mother is an agent at HF International Realty. (This week is heavy on parental realtors.) His father owns a cosmetics distribution company, and his mother is a retired kindergarten teacher.
Beauty score: 9.0. They’re as attractive as Cornelia Henning and Nicholas Van Amburg, supra, but in a different way. Marla has a darker, exotic beauty; Josh is handsome in the manner of a young politician (or PR exec, which he is).
Balance score: 8.9.
Overall score: 8.90.
Additional comments:They had a destination wedding at the luxurious Half Moon resort in Jamaica. Fantabulous, dahlings.
THIS WEEK’S WINNING COUPLE: Okay, this shouldn’t come as any surprise, since they’re two lawyers, and the other couples were attorney-less. But we did try hard to be objective and not let pro-lawyer bias affect our scoring.
Here are your winners: MARLA TUSK and JOSH GOTTHEIMER. Congratulations, counselors!
To read past editions of Legal Eagle Wedding Watch, click here, and scroll down.

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