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BigLaw Cash Pours into NY AG Race

Posted Jul 27, 2010 9:27 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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New York attorney general candidates vying for Andrew Cuomo’s job raised $7.65 million in the six-month period ending July 11, and much of the money came from lawyers.

Lawyers from firms such as Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and Blank Rome have held fundraisers for AG candidates, and some have ponied up their own cash, the New York Law Journal reports.

The candidate who has raised the most money is Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. In the most recent reporting period she received a $20,000 donation from David Boies, the founder of Boies, Schiller & Flexner; a $2,500 donation from Stephen Dannhauser, chairman of Weil, Gotshal & Manges; and $9,300 each from personal injury lawyers Arthur Luxenberg and Perry Weitz (who each contributed nearly $46,600 in the prior period).

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