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Chancellor Andre Bouchard of Wilmington, DE; one of the good guys


The state of Delaware presented Andre Bouchard with a law license in 1986 after he graduated from Harvard University Law School.


In one matter, Chancellor Bouchard was assigned to preside over a case involving the plaintiff TransPerfect, a translation services company. Attorney Philip Kaufman of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel represented the defendants in the case.


As a consequence of attorney Kaufman’s conduct in instructing a deposition witness to not answer questions, Chancellor Bouchard ordered that Kaufman and his firm pay the plaintiff’s $135,000 to cover the costs of their attorney fees.


Apparently, Kaufman was under the misapprehension that because his firm was a so-called prestigious firm employing over 1,000 attorneys that Chancellor Bouchard would allow such conduct to go unpunished.


Kudos to Chancellor Bouchard for exhibiting the courage and fortitude to sanction such misconduct despite the fact he was dealing with powerful law firm.


As we speak (ca. October 2014), Chancellor Bouchard remains sitting on the Delaware Court of Chancery in Wilmington, Delaware.


To view an article dealing with attorney Philip Kaufman, view the following article and URL. 


Attorney Philip Kaufman of New York City; ethical gremlin




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