Illinois authorities have finally come to a conclusion: A lawyer who worked at three Am Law 100 firms will be suspended from practicing law for three years for leaving crucial information out of his law school application — including having been kicked out of medical school — and for altering his transcripts to land a summer associate gig at Sidley Austin.

Illinois disciplinary authorities initially recommended a three-year suspension for Loren Friedman, who went on to work as an associate at both Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle before the problems with his transcript became more broadly known in 2008. But in January, the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission cut that suspension in half, reasoning that Friedman, who is now in business school at the University of Illinois and has not returned several requests for comment, came clean about the facts of the case and expressed remorse.

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