Theodore Freedman

  • Mark Cuban

    Abortion, Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Deaths, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Insider Trading, Law Professors, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Securities and Exchange Commission, Tax Law

    Morning Docket: 03.06.13

    * Dewey was quick about getting its Chapter 11 plan confirmed, but all of these unfinished business claims are taking a little longer to resolve than previously hoped. But hey, at least Paul Hastings settled. [Am Law Daily]

    * Because sometimes profit sharing isn’t enough: Theodore Freedman, a former Kirkland & Ellis partner, pleaded guilty to tax fraud after underreporting his partnership income by more than $2M. [New York Law Journal]

    * Here are some tips if you’re trying to get off a law school’s wait list. Apparently it’s wise to wait patiently instead of being a complete gunner from the get go. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News & World Report]

    * Imagine a land filled with millions of little Honey Boo Boos. That’s what the great state of Arkansas is going to look like if the legislature passes the most restrictive abortion law in the country. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * Not only do the Mavericks suck, but Mark Cuban’s luck in court does, too. His bid to toss an insider trading case was denied. He’d probably jump over the bench and have a fit if he could. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Dawn Clark Netsch, beloved Illinois pol and one of the nation’s first female law profs, RIP. [Chicago Tribune]

    1 Comment / / Mar 6, 2013 at 9:09 AM
  • Biglaw, Crime, Partner Issues, Tax Law, Weirdness, White-Collar Crime

    Mystery Departure Solved: Ex-Kirkland Partner Hit With Federal Criminal Charges

    Last fall, we wrote about prominent bankruptcy lawyer Ted Freedman’s unexplained departure from Kirkland & Ellis. Now we learn that he has been indicted on federal tax-fraud charges, for allegedly hiding millions in income.

    56 Comments / / Jul 14, 2011 at 2:40 PM
  • Biglaw, Blind Item, Musical Chairs, Partner Issues, Prostitution

    Biglaw Blind Item: Client No. 10?

    A prominent partner left his white-shoe law firm some time ago, purportedly for falsifying expenses. A juicy detail that is less widely known: some of the fake expenses were for what might be described as improper forms of entertainment. (This blind item — relating to someone who left his firm prior to 2010 — has […]

    17 Comments / / Nov 9, 2010 at 4:45 PM
  • Biglaw, Musical Chairs, Partner Issues, Weirdness

    Musical Chairs: Is Ted Freedman Out at Kirkland?
    Plus a request for updates on ex-DPW and S&C partners.