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That Ferris Bueller Bullsh*t Doesn’t Work in the Real World, Son

Thumbnail image for 123046__ferris_l.jpgWhy did this dude even think he could get away with this?

Loren Elliotte Friedman is accused in a complaint filed May 6 by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. He was listed as an associate at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in New York on the firm’s website earlier Tuesday, but his name was removed by the afternoon.

Joseph Pizzurro, managing partner of Curtis Mallet-Prevost, told ABAJournal.com that Friedman, a bankruptcy associate, disclosed the bar complaint to the law firm on Friday and submitted his resignation.

The complaint says Friedman altered transcripts of his law school grades in 20 classes to reflect better grades than he received. Friedman worked at Sidley Austin the summer of 2002, and the firm extended an employment offer for him to begin work as an associate in 2003. (Source)

He went to the University of Chicago, one of the best law school in the nation. Even with mediocre grades, he’s more or less guaranteed a decent position at some corporate law firm. What the hell? And he lived this lie for six years — you have to imagine that getting caught actually was something of a relief, knowing that the inevitable wasn’t hanging over his head any longer. Of course, he has no future as a lawyer anymore, so really: It was a blessing!