Bankruptcy Haunts Winston & Strawn In Corruption Case

Law360, New York (February 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Bankruptcy attorneys at law firm Winston & Strawn LLP have been accused of potential bias for allegedly declining to sue a debtor who is also a witness in the firm’s high-profile defense of former Illinois governor George H. Ryan.

The witness is Edward McNally, an interim U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. He provided key testimony earlier this month for Winston & Strawn in the firm’s pro bono defense of Ryan in a widespread fraud and conspiracy trial.

McNally is also a prime target...
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