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Big Law Partner Fired After Accusations of Overbilling

By on January 18, 2019 in Law Firm Management

A former partner at Neal Gerber & Eisenberg has confessed to overbilling clients by small increments over seven years, starting in 2011 and lasting until August, when he confessed his actions to a practice group leader, according to a disciplinary complaint.

Christopher C. Anderson also previously worked at Kirkland & Ellis. Neal Gerber has refunded $150,000 to a group of more than 100 clients, and Kirkland & Ellis also decided to refund fees, reports Crain’s Chicago Business.

Crain’s reporter Claire Bushey explains how the alleged overbilling worked:

“On days he felt he hadn’t billed enough time, Anderson increased it if he didn’t think the client would object, the complaint said. The increments were small: He might record 30 minutes for legal work he completed in 18.

Read the Crain’s article.