Ex-Kirkland Atty's Mental Health Considered In Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (December 11, 2012, 4:20 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday said she wants to hear from medical experts before she OKs a possible mental health defense in the trial of a former Kirkland & Ellis LLP bankruptcy partner accused of tax fraud. 

At a conference, U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts scheduled a March 5 hearing with medical experts to see whether Theodore L. Freedman's use of a purported Asperger's syndrome diagnosis is affected by the recent reclassification of Asperger's as "autism spectrum disorder" in the influential American Psychological Association...
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