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Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards emerged from a very public sex scandal with his reputation tarnished, but his law license intact. Other lawyers embroiled in some of the biggest scandals to hit the legal world over the past decade haven't fared as well. Some went to jail, some were disbarred and all had to face the court of public opinion.
A Boston federal jury took just 2 1/2 hours on Wednesday to reject former associate John Ray III's employment retaliation case against Ropes & Gray, which he'd accused of lashing out after he complained of racial discrimination.
Ropes & Gray partner Diane Patrick took the stand in former associate John Ray III's employment retaliation case on Tuesday to explain why she changed her deposition testimony about whether Ray had informed her that another partner uttered a racial slur in his presence.
A former Ropes & Gray associate testified in a Boston federal courtroom Friday that he sought $21.5 million to settle his charge against the firm that he was retaliated against for complaining about racial discrimination.
Former Ropes & Gray associate John Ray III's lawyer characterized him as "a man in a hurry" to fit into Ropes' white-shoe world as trial got underway Tuesday on Ray's claims that the firm lashed out at him for filing a discrimination claim.
Patton Boggs is not only putting a tighter squeeze on clients to pay their bills on time, but is also suing to collect unpaid bills as the firm continues cost-cutting measures and entertains a potential merger.
Regarding what one judge referred to as a “bizarre situation,” lawyers for disgraced attorney-to-the-stars Terry Christensen argued on Monday that a juror who’d been leaning against convicting him of federal wiretapping charges was wrongfully dismissed during deliberations.
According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Borders & Borders and name partners Harry Borders, John Borders Jr., and J. David Borders ran a "network of shell companies" to pay kickbacks for referrals of mortgage settlement business. The firm strongly disputes the charges.
Five years ago, Washington lawyer Lily Mazahery represented two prominent Iranian political dissidents seeking asylum in the United States. They've accused Mazahery of misconduct, putting her future as an attorney on the line.