The story reminded me of an analogous experience I had some years ago. A client asked me to help negotiate a software license agreement drafted by the other side’s lawyer. I saw that the other lawyer had selectively copied clauses from a set of model software license provisions developed by an ABA committee. On the negotiation conference call, I mentioned that the other lawyer had left out certain language that had been included in the model provisions so that they would be a reasonable compromise. My client was amused at the other lawyer’s discomfort when he connected the dots and realized I had been the chairman of the model-provisions drafting committee.