Girardi Bankruptcies Lay Bare Life of Excess at Others’ Expense

Edelson PC, the Chicago-based law firm that was local counsel in the Lion Air litigation, in July filed a racketeering lawsuit against Girardi Keese, some of its former attorneys, litigation funders, and the Girardis, alleging they operated a long-running Ponzi scheme.

“The Complaint paints a picture of a reverse Robin Hood,” Nora Freeman Engstrom, a Stanford Law School professor who specializes in legal ethics, said in an email. “It depicts a firm stealing from the injured, grieving, and destitute to give to the rich, to fund Tom and Erika Girardi’s lavish lifestyle.”

November 9, 2022
By Deborah L. Rhode Center On The Legal Profession
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