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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Chicago Grad Accused of Submitting Phony Law School Grades to Sidley Austin

ABA Journal:  U of C Law Grad Accused of Submitting Phony Grades to Sidley Austin, by Debra Cassens Weiss:

A lawyer who attended the University of Chicago Law School has been accused in an ethics complaint of lying about his grades when he applied for summer and full-time positions at Sidley Austin.

Loren Elliotte Friedman is accused in a complaint filed May 6 by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. He was listed as an associate at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in New York on the firm’s website earlier today, but his name was removed this afternoon. Joseph Pizzurro, managing partner of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, told ABAJournal.com that Friedman, a bankruptcy associate, disclosed the bar complaint to the law firm on Friday and submitted his resignation.

The complaint says Friedman altered transcripts of his law school grades in 20 classes to reflect better grades than he received.

Tax is not among the 20 courses in which he is alleged to have altered his grade.  See also Legal Profession Blog.

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