We Did Our Jobs, Ex-Jenkens Attys Argue In Tax Case

Law360, New York (March 3, 2011, 8:18 PM EST) -- Lawyers for former Jenkens & Gilchrist LLP attorneys accused of helping to perpetrate an illegal tax shelter scheme delivered opening arguments in a criminal trial Thursday in New York, painting the defendants as hard-working, honest professionals just doing their jobs.

Representing the firm's former shareholder Paul M. Daugerdas, Jenner & Block LLP attorney Chris C. Gair told jurors in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York the defendant “did his job as well as he knew how.”

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