Prominent white-collar defense lawyer to represent Douglas Arntsen

Carter, Ledyard & Milburn Partner Alan Lewis will represent former lawyer accused of stealing client funds

There’s at least one person who’s willing to stand by Douglas Arntsen, the former Crowell & Moring associate accused of stealing millions of dollars from clients’ escrow funds and fleeing to Hong Kong to avoid being arrested.

Carter, Ledyard & Milburn Partner Alan Lewis, a prominent white-collar defense attorney, is now representing Arntsen, who worked with him at the law firm now known as Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney from 2005 to 2006. Lewis has represented high-profile clients in the past, including former Donnkenny Inc. CEO Richard Rubin, who pleaded guilty in 1999 of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Currently he represents former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski, who was convicted in 2005 of stealing more than $600 million from the company, and Christopher Finazzo, the former executive vice president of Aeropostale who was charged in 2010 in connection with a $14 million kickback scheme.

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