Akin Gump, Sydow Clash Over Stanford Suit's Venue

Law360, New York (January 28, 2011, 3:33 PM EST) -- The Sydow Firm LLP, which represents accused Ponzi schemer Robert Allen Stanford, and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, which represents Lloyd's of London in the Stanford litigation, have filed competing motions over the proper venue for a coverage dispute.

In a pair of filings in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Thursday, Sydow argued the case over $650,000 in disputed legal bills tied to Lloyd's directors and officers policies should be sent back to state court, while Akin Gump...
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