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Joel Sanders and family members head into court for his October 2017 sentencing.

Joel Sanders, the former Dewey & LeBoeuf executive who was jailed on Thursday for failing to pay a fine stemming from his conviction, was released early Friday morning, according to his defense attorney, who said Sanders’ current law firm, Greenspoon Marder, paid the entire $1 million penalty.

“His firm backed him up with this, they were able to come up with the money. They value Joel, they think he’s a tremendous individual,” Christopher Oprison, Sanders’ attorney, said about Greenspoon. “That just shows their dedication and how they feel about Joel.”

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Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at [email protected] and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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