A Chinese businessman accused a former high-ranking administrative law judge of committing legal malpractice Monday in the opening statements of a bench trial at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Kevin So, a cosmetics manufacturer from Hong Kong, hired D.C. solo practitioner Leonard Suchanek in July 2006 to represent him in July 2006 after he was victimized in an international Ponzi scheme. Suchanek, who retired as chief judge of the General Services Administration’s Board of Contract Appeals in 1992, allegedly failed to inform So of several conflicts of interest. So ultimately lost the suit, and he is now seeking more than $3 million in legal fees and expenses. The trial began Dec. 7 before Senior Judge James Robertson.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]