Dorsey Partner Rebuked Over Document Mishap

A Manhattan federal judge has rebuked a Dorsey & Whitney partner for supposedly trying to circumvent a protective order on documents obtained in discovery.

In a sharply worded decision issued Thursday, Southern District of New York Judge Harold Baer said he would rule at a later date on a motion to sanction the partner, Kristan L. Peters. He advised her for now to attend a June 17 continuing legal education course titled "Ethical Bounds of Aggressive Litigation."

But Peters Thursday said the judge's decision was "riddled with errors" and said she and her firm had done their best to "jump through hoops" set by Baer.

Careful, there, Ms. Peters . . . . Details here from the New York Law Journal via