Middleman In Galleon Scheme Sues Law Firm For Malpractice

Law360, Los Angeles (March 5, 2014, 10:15 PM EST) -- An attorney who was sentenced to three years in prison for passing insider trading tips to former Galleon Group LLC trader Zvi Goffer hit his former counsel at Hoffman & Pollok LLP with a malpractice lawsuit in New York state court on Tuesday, saying the firm wouldn’t arbitrate a fee dispute.

Jason Goldfarb, a middleman who pled guilty in the underlying criminal case, allegedly passed tips from Ropes & Gray LLP attorneys Arthur Cutillo and Brien Santarlas to Goffer. Goffer, whose Wall Street connections earned him the...
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