Ex-Holland & Knight Atty Suspended For False Billing

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 7:42 PM EST) -- A former partner at Holland & Knight LLP has been suspended for 90 days by the Illinois Supreme Court for padding legal bills charged to Pinnacle Corp. in a copyright infringement lawsuit that lasted from August 2002 to December 2004.

The court ruled Friday that Edward F. Ryan violated the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct by shuffling work initially billed as performed by him to other attorneys and paralegals who worked at a lower hourly rate. In the final version of the bills charged to Pinnacle,...
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