From CLS to Prison:
A promising young lawyer's descent into addiction, crime, and disbarment
Leigh Sprague graduated with honors from Columbia Law School in 1999 and embarked on a promising legal career doing international transactional work. Fifteen years later, he started serving a federal prison sentence for stealing millions of dollars from his Russian oligarch client. On October 10, Leigh will share his story: describing his downfall from ethical lawyer to convicted felon, including his analysis of the causes and many mistakes he made along the way. Discussion will be led by Professor Hank Shea of the University of St. Thomas and James B. Rogers Schools of Law, an ethics and white collar expert and former federal prosecutor.
Tuesday October 10, 2017