A Look Back At 10 Years Of Lawyers Behaving Badly

By Jocelyn Allison (January 12, 2010, 6:08 PM EST) -- From paying plaintiffs illegal kickbacks to running massive Ponzi schemes, many lawyers have found themselves in the hot seat in recent years, wreaking havoc on their law firms and seeing their names splashed across the front pages.

The scandals rocked some law firms to their core, forcing them to dissolve. Others recovered, though the memory of scandal still can haunt lawyers left behind. More than one prominent attorney ended up in jail.

As a rollercoaster decade for U.S. law firms comes to a close, Law360 takes a look at some of the biggest scandals in the industry, the stuff of watercooler...

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