Legal Ethics

Ex-NC Governor and AG Mike Easley Is On Leave From McGuireWoods

A former governor and attorney general of North Carolina has taken a leave of absence from McGuireWoods at his own request and for undisclosed reasons, according to the Raleigh News & Observer.

“We were supportive,” says firm counsel William Allcott of Mike Easley’s request for a leave several weeks ago. There is no timetable for his return to the firm, the newspaper says.

State and federal authorities have been investigating what the News & Observer describes as “a range of issues that surround Easley.” He is represented by attorney Joseph Cheshire, whose law firm declined the newspaper’s request for comment about the leave of absence.

Related earlier coverage: “Young Lawyer’s Soaring Career Is Interrupted by Federal Indictment”

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