In a response filed Tuesday with an Illinois attorney discipline board, Chicago lawyer Lee Smolen acknowledges fabricating or otherwise improperly submitting $120,000 in expenses while at Sidley Austin, but insists he didn't do so to enrich himself. Smolen, now a partner at DLA Piper, is one of three attorneys with Am Law 100 ties coping with the fallout of their admitted misdeeds this week.
Ex-Sidley Partner Admits Faking Bills, But Not for Gain
The Am Law Daily
July 10, 2013