Indicted Baker & McKenzie Partner Resigns
Posted Oct 25, 2007 6:36 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A now-former corporate partner of Baker & McKenzie has resigned following his indictment last week in a federal securities fraud case involving alleged corporate kickbacks.
The megafirm says in a written statement today that Martin Weisberg, 57, has resigned effective immediately, reports the New York Times in its DealBook column. The firm had previously said in an earlier statement last week that “Though we have not have had an opportunity to review this indictment, we believe the events leading to it occurred years before he joined us and have nothing to do with our firm or our clients.”
Further details of Weisberg's indictment last week, and his earlier acquittal on what the Times describes today as "similar charges" in a 1991 Texas case are provided in previous ABAJournal.com posts.