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Brooklyn Lawyer Could Be Indicted Soon Edward S. Reich, a former Brooklyn Bar Association president who was accused in a federal criminal complaint of accepting bribes, is expected to be indicted in the Eastern District by Monday. The January complaint accused him of accepting bribes while acting as a referee appointed by Brooklyn Supreme Court judges to oversee foreclosure sales. Prosecutors normally must bring an indictment within 30 days of a complaint filing. But Mr. Reich, after two 30-day extensions, has refused to agree to any more. That means prosecutors must obtain an indictment by Monday, his lawyer, Robert Katzberg, said yesterday. Meanwhile, a co-defendant in the case, Jonathan Einhorn, has agreed to another 30-day extension, according to his lawyer, Alan Vinegrad of Covington & Burling. Mr. Vinegrad added that his client has not entered into a plea agreement. Sources said prosecutors often agree to delay indictments to facilitate plea talks. � Daniel Wise New Harvard Program to Research Changing Legal Profession Harvard Law School has launched a program devoted to researching the transformation of the legal profession from an industry characterized by small, independent firms to one dominated by large, global players. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which has funded research programs examining other industries, the Program on Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry, to be headed by Professor David Wilkins, will sponsor academic research on issues facing the legal industry as well foster ties between the academic community and practitioners. The program’s first project will be an examination of how corporations purchase legal services as an increasing number of firms compete for their business. Faculty from Harvard Business School are expected to collaborate in the program along with Professors Wilkins and John Coates, a former partner with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. � Anthony Lin Suits Filed in Football Hazing Attacks Three high school football players sexually assaulted at a team training camp last summer filed negligence lawsuits Wednesday against the school, administrators, its football coaches and the three assailants and their parents. The lawsuits, which seek unspecified damages, were filed in state Supreme Court in Mineola, the plaintiffs’ lawyers said at a news conference. The lawsuits follow last week’s release of a Wayne County, Pa., grand jury report that criticized Mepham High School’s football coaches, but found no basis for filing criminal charges against them. � Associated Press NYCLA to Honor 80 Judges Eighty state and federal judges will be honored on Tuesday with a reception at the New York County Lawyers’ Association Home of Law. Judge Richard C. Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will be the keynote speaker. The reception, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., is sponsored by NYCLA’s Committee on the Supreme Court. Personal Notes on LawyersMichael J. Townsend has joined Harris Beach as a partner in Rochester. He had previously served as counsel to various organizations, including the Rochester-Genesee Transit Authority. � Hahn & Hessen has named Lawrence D. Cooper and Zachary G. Newman as partners. Mr. Cooper was formerly vice president and managing division counsel at Key Equipment Finance. Mr. Newman was formerly a senior associate at the firm. � M. Christine Carty has been named managing partner of the New York office of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. She represents clients in employment and discrimination litigation, agency proceedings and arbitrations and mediations.

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