Lawyers Subpoenaed in KPMG Case
Posted Aug 21, 2007 5:27 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Two lawyers from Hogan & Hartson have been subpoenaed to provide information about their representation of a client who is suing KPMG for selling him improper tax shelters.
KPMG sought the subpoenas last month for information from lawyers Prentiss Feagles, co-director of Hogan & Hartson’s tax practice, and Paul Rogers, a partner in the firm's health practice, Legal Times reports.
The lawyers did work for Bernard Salick, a Los Angeles physician who filed suit against KPMG in March 2005.
"The records that were subpoenaed were on matters that are totally unrelated to the KPMG case," Feagles told the legal newspaper. "I'm not totally sure why we're being asked questions. But it wouldn't surprise me if anyone doing tax work for him around that period of time is being brought into this."
Feagles said he spent no more than an hour and a half on tax matters for Salick.