Charges Against BigLaw Atty Show Vetting Difficulties

Law360, New York (May 15, 2017, 8:53 PM EDT) -- Alleged improper trading on client information got a former Foley & Lardner LLP partner fired last year, but the firm that hired him next didn't find out until he was charged — showing how hard it can be to unearth a lateral hire's problematic conduct.

Tampa attorney Walter "Chet" Little was charged on Thursday with trading stock ahead of major events at Foley & Lardner client companies for whom he had never done legal work, and sharing tips with a neighbor who was also charged. Within about a month of the firm firing Little in 2016, he went on to get...

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