An Allen & Overy partner in New York resigned from the firm Friday after federal prosecutors charged him with distributing child pornography dating back to 2010. Edward M. De Sear is the third lawyer from an Am Law 100 firm to face child pornography charges in recent months.
(Editor’s note: For an earlier report on this case, see The Am Law Daily story Allen & Overy Partner Facing Child Porn Charges in N.J. [free-access story])