A former partner at Latham & Watkins was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and $350,000 in restitution to Latham for defrauding both clients and his own firm. Samuel A. Fishman, an M&A specialist in the firm's New York office from 1993 to 2005, admitted that he had billed fraudulent expenses to clients. In addition, he obtained reimbursement from Latham for personal expenses.
Former Latham Partner Gets 15 Months in Prison for Defrauding Clients and Firm
New York Law Journal
June 30, 2009