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Dear Son: I Stole From Firm Clients

When attorney Christopher Hoyt began reading the letter from his father earlier this month, it was clear he wasn’t going to be having a good day.

“I have embezzled funds…

Deputy AG Jumps to Baker

Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty is jumping to a big law firm: Baker & McKenzie. His new job should pay enough to help him finance college for his children, his…

1st Native American Lawyer in SD Dies

Corrected: Ramon Roubideaux, a well-known American Indian lawyer who represented activists involved in the 71-day standoff at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1973,…

Refco Owner Sues Mayer Brown

A suit filed yesterday by a private equity firm contends Chicago-based Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw helped commodities broker Refco cover up sham loan transactions.

The suit seeks $245 million…

K&L Gates in TX Merger Talks

Two law firms want to set the rumor mill straight: Yes, they are talking merger.

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis and Dallas-based Hughes & Luce announced yesterday…

NJ Firm Bows Head re Unadmitted Atty

In a rare sanction of a law firm that names no individual partner names, the New Jersey Supreme Court has reprimanded Newark-based Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross for allowing an…

Kilpatrick Lawyers Go and Come

Less than three months ago, Kilpatrick Stockton lost 18 attorneys to a Chicago-based firm opening a Charlotte, N.C., office. Now Kilpatrick has announced (PDF) it is beefing up…

Scott Turow: Ban Billable Hour

When Scott Turow’s daughter mentioned that she might want to be a litigator, his reaction was not positive. At the time the best-selling author quit his former job as a…

Major Jacksonville PI Firm is Splitting Up

Two longtime law partners in Jacksonville, Fla., have agreed to an amicable split, saying that their plaintiff personal injury firm had grown so large they were essentially officing together rather…

Lawyer, 47, Moves to 6th Firm in 8 Years

If this is a day in 2007, the law firm at which David Wiseblood is working must be Seyfarth Shaw. Or possibly Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Gates, where he hung his…

U.S. Firms Make European Inroads

U.S. law firms are merging with European firms or snagging their top lawyers, creating tensions as the overseas firms struggle to adjust.

Spurring the firm merger mania is increasing legal…

Lawyers Big Democratic Contributors

Lawyers and law firms contributed $27.5 million to presidential candidates since the beginning of the year.

The National Law Journal reports that 66 percent of the…

Judge: No Release from KPMG Defense

Lawyers for a defendant in the KPMG tax shelter fraud case signed on and can’t now sign off until the case reaches a final conclusion, a federal court judge says.

Arrested Attorney Gambled Away $800 K

A run of good luck has apparently ended for a graduate of Yale Law School who has been a member of the Connecticut bar for more than 40 years and…

Downward Spiral for Minn. Attorney

Only a few years ago, Robert Weisberg seemingly was a successful Minneapolis personal lawyer and businessman.

Now, the 45-year-old has a newly shuttered newsstand chain business and an empty law…

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