U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurel Myerson Isicoff opted for leniency in the case of a prominent Chicago lawyer who told her she was "a few french fries short of a Happy Meal." She decided not to bar McDermott Will & Emery partner William P. Smith from practicing in South Florida bankruptcy court. Instead, Isicoff ordered him Wednesday to take an online course in professionalism administered by the Florida Bar, even though he's not a Bar member in Florida and was practicing as a visiting lawyer.
Judge Goes Easy on Lawyer Who Made 'French Fries' Comment About Her
Daily Business Review
June 21, 2007