Helping Manafort's Kid Get Skadden Gig No Crime, Craig Says

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 10:33 PM EDT) -- Former Skadden partner Gregory Craig urged a D.C. federal court Friday to bar the government from introducing evidence that he helped line up a job at Skadden for the daughter of the now-jailed former chairman of the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort.

Craig didn't deny that he helped Manafort's daughter, Andrea Shand, get a foot in the door at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP in 2012 after Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP collapsed that year amid an accounting scandal, taking Shand's job offer with it.

But Craig said the helping hand he extended to Manafort's daughter was "unremarkable and benign." The...

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