Judge Who Ruled in Milberg Fee Case Gets Job with Firm
Posted Feb 25, 2009 7:58 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A New York judge who allowed jailed lawyer Melvyn Weiss to keep future legal fees from the Milberg law firm has landed a new job.
The judge, Herman Cahn, will be working for the Milberg law firm, according to an opinion column in the Wall Street Journal.
A ruling by Cahn in August allowed Weiss to keep fees from cases he had worked on at Milberg after the former partner had pleaded guilty to paying kickbacks to lead plaintiffs in securities lawsuits. A Wall Street Journal story at the time said Weiss stood to make tens of millions in fees under the agreement, an amount well above the $9.75 million Weiss agreed to forfeit under the plea deal.
Today’s op-ed notes that a press release announcing Milberg’s latest hire listed the judge’s most notable cases, but left out any mention of rulings involving the law firm.