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Biglaw Partner Out Amid Russian Sanctions Scandal

By on March 28, 2018 in International, Law Firm Management

Above the Law is reporting that Reed Smith partner Andrei Baev is out a year after joining the firm from Chadbourne & Parke. Baev has come under scrutiny recently for his connections to Republican donor Elliott Broidy.

Bloomberg has reported that Baev contacted Broidy, a Los Angeles-based financier currently serving as deputy finance chair for the Republican National Committee, about working together on a campaign to influence members of the Trump administration in order to alleviate U.S. sanctions against certain Russian companies.

Editor Kathryn Rubino writes that “Norton Rose Fulbright (which last year merged with Chadbourne)┬áhas denied that work was done to actually remove Russian companies from the U.S. sanctions list.”

Read the Above the Law article.





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