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Did Willkie's Reaction To Admissions Scandal Miss The Mark?

Law360 (March 13, 2019, 9:42 PM EDT) -- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP’s move Wednesday to place co-chair Gordon Caplan on leave following his indictment in the now-infamous college admissions cheating scandal was to be expected, crisis managers say, but many believe the firm has not gone far enough in its response.

After the news broke that Willkie executive board member Caplan had been charged over his alleged participation in a scheme to thwart the college admissions process at prestigious universities, the law firm spent a full day without responding publicly. And then on Wednesday, the firm issued a statement saying Caplan had been placed on leave and will have no...

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