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From the Above the Law blog’s reporting, the Kilpatrick Stockton law firm sent around an e-mail this morning detailing a possible suicide or crime scene in their 14th Street offices. The e-mail stated:

“Good morning,

Please remain in our space until further notice. Metropolitan Police Department are currently responding to an unconscious male with a gunshot wound to the head on the 11th floor of Kilpatrick & Stockton. We are contacting building management to determine further information.

We will keep you posted.

Thank you.”

Legal Times is reporting that it was a suicide. It has the full story and the identity of the victim. The victim, as reported, is Mark Levy. Here is part of his bio from the firm’s website:

“Mark Levy is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office and chairs the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Practice. A graduate of Yale Law School, he served for five years in the Office of the Solicitor General and also was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Appellate in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. Among other appellate-related activities and organizations, Mr. Levy is a member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and a former member of the D.C. Circuit Advisory Committee on Procedures, a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and a Master in the Edward Coke Appellate American Inn of Court. He also is a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law and teaches a seminar on appellate litigation.”

Apparently, Above the Law notes, Levy was one of the attorneys laid off on Tuesday.