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Maybe it’s because I was never a Girl Scout. Or maybe it’s because I’m just jaded. For whatever reason, I can’t sum up the outrage that some members of the profession are expressing over the lawyer who padded his billables.

In case you’ve missed it, here’s the scandal that’s rocking the legal world: Chicago lawyer Christopher Anderson confessed to overbilling clients for several years—first, at Kirkland & Ellis (where he was an associate), then at Neal Gerber & Eisenberg (where he made partner before getting booted for the overbilling). He now faces discipline from the bar.

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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