Tobacco litigation pioneer Alan Darnell has admitted misappropriating money from partners and clients at New Jersey's Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer and has volunteered for disbarment. Darnell's action means he cannot seek reinstatement and spares the litigator and the firm an airing of details on what money he took, whom he took it from and what he did with it. In an affidavit made public last week, Darnell said he had come under investigation for improperly charging personal expenses to the firm.
Trailblazing Anti-Tobacco Litigator Agrees to Disbarment
New Jersey Law Journal
October 6, 2005