Spencer Barasch, the embattled longtime head of Andrews Kurth’s corporate governance and securities practice in Dallas, is preparing to leave the firm just weeks after it settled a major malpractice case over its representation of an affiliate of convicted Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford.
An entry for Barasch on the rolls of the State Bar of Texas is now blank, and his profile on Andrews Kurth’s website was taken down earlier this month. An Andrews Kurth spokeswoman confirmed to The Am Law Daily that Barasch would soon leave the firm, which provided a statement from managing partner Robert Jewell espousing support for its soon-to-be-former partner.
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