Canadian Police Arrest Founder of Dreier Law Firm
Posted Dec 5, 2008 9:38 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
The founder and managing partner of the Dreier law firm has been arrested in Toronto on a charge of criminal impersonation, according to published reports.
Marc Dreier was arrested earlier this week, according to Above the Law, which broke the story. An anonymous person who works with Dreier told the New York Times’ City Room blog that firm partners believe Dreier could face more serious charges stemming from financial matters.
Dreier is being held in a jail west of Toronto, according to the City Room story. He is a Harvard Law School graduate who formerly worked at Fulbright & Jaworski and Rosenman & Colin. He founded Dreier in 1996.
Canada defines criminal impersonation as fraudulently impersonating another person to gain advantage, to obtain property or to disadvantage the person being impersonated.
The Dreier law firm canceled its holiday party scheduled for Thursday evening, according to both publications. It has not responded to requests for comment.