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'Varsity Blues' Case Strong Enough To Humble BigLaw Boss

Law360 (April 5, 2019, 9:01 PM EDT) -- The strength of the government's case against Gordon Caplan in the nationwide "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal brought the former Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP co-chair to his knees Friday, prompting him to issue a repentant statement that could put him in a good position to seek the court's leniency, experts told Law360.

Caplan is the highest-profile defendant so far to say he will plead guilty in the scandal that has shaken elite academia and includes accusations that dozens of coaches, celebrities, and other movers and shakers used bribes to get their children into top-flight colleges and universities. Such a move from a person...

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