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Judge orders removal of Huawei's lead lawyer; Federal prosecutors say James Cole has conflict from his work as a deputy attorney general in the Obama administration from 2010 to 2015.

Dec 03, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

A federal judge in Brooklyn has ordered the removal of the lead defense lawyer for a major Chinese firm fighting bank fraud and sanctions violations, after the government argued the lawyer had a conflict of interest arising from his prior position as a senior Justice Department official.

Judge Ann M. Donnelly, a judge in the Eastern District of New York, on Tuesday granted the Justice Department's motion to disqualify James Cole as lead lawyer for Huawei Technologies, a telecom equipment-m...