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Skadden partner announces plans to be a supportive husband in departure memo


The next phase of Skadden partner Garrett Waltzer’s life will be devoted to the career aspirations of his wife.

Waltzer told of his plans to “be a supportive husband” in an unusual departure memo that links to the website of his wife, R&B singer TaQuita Thorns, Above the Law and the Careerist report.

“I do not plan to practice law,” Waltzer wrote. “Instead, I have been blessed with the incredible good fortune of being married to TaQuita Thorns, a talented singer from Detroit, Michigan who is just beginning her career in the music business. In addition to writing and recording outstanding R&B, Rock & Soul songs, TaQuita is an energetic performer with a dazzling voice and stunning looks. I am very excited about TaQuita’s prospects. Going forward, I plan to be a supportive husband and do all I can to help TaQuita achieve her mission to improve the world through music and, in the process, become a force in the music industry.”

Waltzer told the Careerist that he met Thorns online “after my ex-wife fell in love with her personal trainer.” His decision to leave Skadden after 24 years at the firm, he said, was spurred by a chronic illness. “I have nagging health issues,” he said, “and I do better without stress.”

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