Anthony Chiofalo was hired in Janurary 2009 as head of legal affairs and human resources development at Houston-based Tadano America Corp., which manufactures hydraulic cranes.
Part of his job as the company's lawyer was to hire outside law firms to represent Tadano. In 2011, he approved payments totaling $9 million to a law firm for legal services.
Only problem? The law firm didn?t exist.
More than a quarter of the lawyers questioned in a recent survey expect to hire full-time staff members within the next three months. The lawyers were asked in a survey developed by Robert Half Legal, a legal staffing company, if th... Read Post
You won't find Maio & Cardenas in any law firm directory, because it doesn't exist. Yet the fake law firm, and others like it, collected more than $8 million in legal fees in a fraud linked to a former in-house counsel named Ant... Read Post