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Case Against Weinstein Atty May Undercut #MeToo Reforms

Law360, London (October 24, 2019, 2:05 AM BST) -- A #MeToo reckoning in the U.K. legal industry triggered by Harvey Weinstein's nondisclosure agreement with an accuser could be derailed if a related disciplinary proceeding against an Allen & Overy LLP partner who represented the Hollywood mogul falls flat.

London employment lawyer Mark Mansell represented Harvey Weinstein in negotiations over a nondisclosure agreement and now faces disciplinary proceedings arising from those talks. (AP) Experts praised the attention the action has drawn to the duties of lawyers who draft and negotiate overly broad nondisclosure agreements. But some said an already confusing message about the limits of NDAs and negotiating tactics may be...

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