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Ruling On DOJ's Paul Weiss Outsourcing A Warning To Gov’t

Law360 (May 3, 2019, 8:57 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal judge’s ruling that the government had pinned a badge on Deutsche Bank and its lawyers at Paul Weiss in an investigation of alleged Libor-rigging was a warning to prosecutors and their civil counterparts to distance themselves from companies’ internal investigations.

Chief U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon found on Thursday that Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP lawyers' interviews of then-Deutsche Bank trader Gavin Black were “fairly attributable” to prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice — a potential Fifth Amendment problem, since she also found Black was compelled to attend the interviews under threat of firing.

Judge McMahon wrote that...

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