Joseph Collins, Refco's principal outside lawyer for more than 10 years, was the fifth person charged with Refco crimes, but the only one who wasn't a company insider. Charged with securities fraud, bank fraud and related charges, he faces a sentence of up to 30 years if found guilty. In a decade that's seen waves of corporate scandals -- Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Adelphia and Global Crossing -- Collins stands alone as the only outside lawyer to be indicted. Why him?
Mayer Brown in Crosshairs for Legal Work on Refco
The American Lawyer
November 4, 2008