[JURIST] The author of the Vanity Fair article that on Tuesday revealed the long-secret identity of "Deep Throat" is a San Francisco lawyer who first learned in 2002 that the Watergate leaker was former FBI deputy director W. Mark Felt [JURIST report]. A friend of his daughter told John O'Connor [professional profile], an attorney with the Howard Rice [law firm website] litigation firm that Felt was his grandfather. The two met to discuss revealing Felt's identity, and Felt signed a release in 2003 for O'Connor to go public with the story. The information was kept quiet until this week. Law.com has more.