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More Than 50,000 Reasons Not to Take Fees on the Side

April 19, 2018

Via: FindLaw

Carllene Placide had a good gig, but that deal expired.

She was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney, a big law firm, pulling down a base salary of $225,000 a year. Apparently dissatisfied with her non-equity status, she started doing legal jobs on the side.

That violated firm policy, and led to her termination. She refused to pay back more than $50,000 for the outside work, and that led to the end of her career.

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