Skadden Arps Law Firm Once Again in the News Over Billing Concerns?!?

OPINION

Dear friends,

Folks, yet another Skadden Arps fees article came to my attention. Overbilling was an issue in the TransPerfect case where Skadden actually billed for preparing bills?! Chancellor Andre Bouchard’s former employer Skadden was the beneficiary in the TransPerfect case in Delaware as a federal judge ruled that there were “$44 Million in undocumented fees” in that case.

Please read the story below and you’ll see that yet again Skadden agreed to a fee adjustment. How are they able to get away with this sort of thing again and again, folks?! Our elected officials or perhaps the Delaware Bar Association should look into this? As in the case below, TransPerfect was able to recoup a percentage (15% in their case) of fees. 

Let’s lead the way to make change! Please read the article below – which although subtle – furthers the picture as I see it, folks. Please send me your feedback, which is much appreciated. 

Respectfully yours,

JUDSON Bennett-Coastal Network

 

https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2021/04/29/skadden-wilmer-and-dechert-agree-to-give-up-1m-in-fees-under-doj-settlement/

Skadden, Wilmer and Dechert Agree to Give Up $1M in Fees Under DOJ Settlement

The firms said they have “agreed to resolve the matter in the interest of expediency.”

By Andrew Maloney | April 29, 2021 at 01:39 PM

U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C. June 6, 2020. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

 

Three Am Law 100 firms have agreed to settle with federal authorities over disclosure concerns in their representation of OxyContin producer Purdue Pharma.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr; and Dechert have agreed to relinquish collectively $1 million in fees earned in bankruptcy cases on behalf of Purdue. The Justice Department’s U.S. Trustee Program stated they failed to disclose relevant ties to the Sackler family, which founded and owns the company.

 

About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.