Former McDermott Partner Gets 30-Day Suspension due to Billing Issues

December 24, 2007 In a case that has taken a decade to resolve, attorney Michael Romansky received a 30-day suspension Thursday from the D.C. Court of Appeals relating to overbilling issues while he was a partner and leader of the health care practice at McDermott Will & Emery in the 1990s. He has since left the firm.

In 1994, Romansky overbilled two clients by disguising new premiums as additional hours on clients' bills, the decision stated. The court found there was confusion at the time about McDermott's new billing policy, but the court took a harder line on actions Romansky took to deceive both a client and McDermott after the firm launched an internal investigation against him.

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