Gordon Caplan, the New York-based co-chair of international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher and The American Lawyer’s 2018 Dealmaker of the Year, has been named as a defendant in a nationwide college admissions scandal.

In a press conference held Tuesday, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling named Caplan among nearly 50 defendants charged for their alleged role in a nationwide scheme to manipulate the U.S. college admissions system. Among the defendants: Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman—wife of actor William H. Macy—best known for her roles on “Desperate Housewives” and “Transamerica.”

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