When a prominent law firm hires an ex US attorney to investigate one of its own partners, something has gone terribly awry. That’s the situation in Florida where founding partner Scott Rothstein, currently believed to be in Morocco, is being investigated by former US Attorney Kendall Coffey at the firm’s request. The allegations involve an investment scheme gone bad.
Rothstein’s lawyer says that Rothstein has not fled the country but has gone away to clear his head and will be back at the end of the week. The firm is open for business today but there is some speculation that it will not survive.
UPDATE: Stuart Rosenfeldt, co founder of the firm, has asked the court to dissolve the firm and and appoint a receiver to handle the firm’s finances.