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Amid Growing Scandal, MoFo Launches Investigation Into Partner Justin Fairfax

By on February 13, 2019 in Government, Law Firm Management

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax — accused by two women of sexual assault — faces more than just official scrutiny over the allegations; because he’s a partner in Morrison & Foerster, he’s under investigation by his firm, too.

CNN reports:

“Amid the allegations, Fairfax’s law firm told employees he is taking a leave of absence, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN. The memo states the firm of Morrison & Foerster, of which Fairfax is a partner, has retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation. ‘Justin has agreed to cooperate with the firm’s investigation,’ the memo states.”

Above the Law reports that Fairfax hired Beth Wilkinson of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz after the first allegations of sexual assault surfaced.

 

 

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