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'Big Hitter' Swindlers Putting Strain On Client Victim Funds

Law360, New York (January 24, 2018, 6:02 PM EST) -- In a sea of claims filed every year with client restitution funds, a small band of truly bad actors are causing oversized troubles for managers trying to juggle the numbers and keep the attorney-supported operations solvent.

While the tide of requests for reimbursements in each state rises and abates with at least some predictability, the "outlier" swindler — often an attorney who kept large-scale thefts of many clients hidden for years — are a growing concern.

While there is no national data on client restitution payments,...
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