DLA Responds to Charge That Emails Prove Firm Overbilled

The law firm in a public statement said: "We hold ourselves to the highest legal and ethical standards. The behavior as described is unacceptable to DLA Piper and our clients. The emails were in fact an offensive and inexcusable effort at humor, but in no way reflect actual excessive billing."

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  • The Last Honest Lawyer

    Whew! I feel so much better now knowing that #DLAPiper never has any "actual excessive billing." Now I need to get back to writing a thank you letter to the Easter Bunny.

  • Ravi Batra

    Shameful! This is damaging beyond any PR efforts. I am sure every commercial lawyer had at least one client who spoke up about this issue after reading this in the New York Times - I surely did with a lawyer-client, and we both had a good moment about the billing similar to: "Drill, baby drill!" That the lawyers involved are still employed is the ultimate "funny," as well as tragic. This may well be the ultimate challenge to the self-policing function of the profession. But, then the caste system within the Third Branch is the ultimate Kabuki Play - most enjoyable when Glat Kosher.

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