February 9, 2010
Former General Counsel Disbarred
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted the consent disbarment of the former general counsel to Amkor Technology in the wake of his conviction on charges of insider trading. The attorney had been on an interim suspended status.
Details about the criminal proceedings may be found through this January 2009 post from Trading Markets.
An interesting ethical sidelight in the underlying criminal case is recounted in a May 16, 2007 Memorandum issued by Judge Dalzell of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denying the motions of two law firms for leave to withdraw. One firm contended that it had only represented the attorney in his initial appearance. The court held that such limited representation was not allowed. The second firm had concerns about payment of its fees. Each firm had contended that the other should continue to represent the defendant. (Mike Frisch)
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