The National Association of Legal Fee Analysis is Terry Jesse, and, as best I can tell, no one else. Between June and August 2012, NALFA sent me multiple emails inviting me to pay a sizable sum to become a member of their organization and get referrals from them:
You've Been Nominated To The Attorney Fee Practice Group
You've been nominated to the Attorney Fee Practice Group. The Attorney Fee Practice Group is a practice group of qualified attorney fee experts, fee dispute arbitrators, and legal bill auditors.
In another 2012 email, Terry Jesse offered to interview me for a blog post to promote my victory in Bluetooth.
I refused to pay them money to get their endorsement, and ever since then, they've been attacking in little-read blog posts. If you read this post, you'd think I lost my Citigroup Securities objection and that NALFA was vindicated, when in fact they
- defended a fraudulent and abusive $100 million fee request;
- argued that the lies in the original fee petition should go unexamined; and
- endorsed the entirely-rejected testimony of a NALFA member, Kenneth Moscaret, who claimed that a $466/hour blended rate for low-level document review was reasonable.
In another post, NALFA accused me of filing a "boilerplate objection." They plainly hadn't even read my objection, and quickly edited the post without acknowledging the edit when I asked them to support that claim.
Fortunately, shareholders will receive an extra $26.7 million that NALFA and Terry Jesse thought should go to attorneys who billed 16,000 hours for document review done by attorneys hired after the case settled and then hid that from the judge. NALFA's jaw-dropping North-Korean-style propaganda to the contrary exposes them for the trial-lawyer shills that they are. No credible journalist should be relying upon them—indeed, it seems their pay-us-or-else business model merits some journalistic investigation.