From 'Alaska in Pictures': A beaver

Moving from sunny California to cold, rainy, snowy Anchorage might make a person a little crazy. A man who went to law school in San Diego might miss lying on the beach, walking the boardwalk, and seeing the city’s good-looking population in skimpy summer clothes. Such a man might find another way to see people in a state of undress, perhaps by planting a hidden camera in his bathroom.

That’s what a federal law clerk, Daniel Eisman, is accused of doing. The UCLA and University of San Diego School of Law grad was clerking for Judge Timothy Burgess (D. Alaska). According to the Anchorage Daily News, Eisman was arrested on May 6, after allegedly shooting video of his co-workers undressing and using the bathroom at his home and a family cabin.

How was his scheme uncovered? A fellow clerk was at his house babysitting. When she went on to his computer, she noticed a file with her name on it…

From the Anchorage Daily News:

The woman had been baby-sitting for Eisman and his wife on May 5 and was looking for some pictures taken at Fur Rendezvous when she came across a folder with her name on it, detective Jade Baker wrote in the charges.

Fur Rendezvous? That would be a festival celebrating Anchorage’s frontier spirit. But Eisman’s colleague came across a different fur rendezvous: twelve folders of women undressing and using the bathroom at Eisman’s house.

[S]he found numerous videos of herself at Eisman’s home and at his family cabin in Moose Pass.

Oh, not in his family cabin on Beaver Creek?

The female clerk took the computer’s external hard drive and reported Eisman, 35, to her courthouse supervisor. His videos were not limited to female co-workers:

Investigators reviewed the drive and found a folder called “party” in which they discovered several videos of men and women using the bathroom.

If Judge Burgess was invited to that party, we imagine he was not very happy about Eisman getting underneath his robes.

On the positive side, for you job hunters, there’s now a federal clerkship opportunity in Alaska. Eisman was fired on May 7. If you apply, we recommend leaving “photography” out of the interests section of your résumé.

Law clerk accused of secretly filming coworkers [Anchorage Daily News]
Law Firm Partner Accused of Putting Camera Under Employee’s Desk [ABA Journal]


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