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Jeffrey Wertkin enters U.S District Court for the Northern District of California for sentencing.

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has sentenced  Jeffrey Wertkin, the former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner who pleaded guilty to stealing sealed whistleblower lawsuits and attempting to sell them to defendants for cash, to 30 months in prison.

U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney of the Northern District of California handed down the prison term along with three years of supervised release at a court hearing Wednesday afternoon.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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