Dreier Founder's Arrest Throws Firm Future Into Doubt

Law360, New York (December 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Igniting rumors of gross financial misdeeds, the increasingly bizarre details emerging from the arrest in Toronto of Dreier LLP founder and managing partner Marc S. Dreier have put the survival of the 250-lawyer firm into question.

Dreier was arrested Tuesday for impersonation with intent, after he pretended to be someone else at a business meeting in Toronto, the Globe and Mail of Toronto reported.

Dreier is said to have posed as Michael Padfield, a lawyer for the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, while conducting business in Toronto,...
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