Southern District of New York Judge Lewis A. Kaplan on Monday prevented attorneys Robert Fink and Caroline Rule from withdrawing as defense counsel to former KPMG partner Richard Smith in United States v. Stein. At a Monday conference, Fink argued that when the government filed its notice of appeal in its fraud case against 13 former KPMG partners, it stripped Kaplan of jurisdiction and his ability to prevent Fink's firm from withdrawing. But Kaplan disagreed.
N.Y. Federal Court Declines to Relieve Attorneys in KPMG Case
New York Law Journal
July 25, 2007