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World Bank President Hires Bill Clinton’s Lawyer

Posted Apr 23, 2007 7:27 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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White-collar wonder Robert Bennett, who represented then-President Bill Clinton concerning sexual harassment claims made by Arkansas state employee Paula Jones, is now representing the president of the World Bank.

Interviewed over the phone by the Bloomberg news agency, Bennett described as a "nothing" case the investigation of Paul Wolfowitz by the bank's board of directors, over his reported decision to give his companion and fellow bank employee a pay raise.

Wolfowitz retained Bennett, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, two days ago, Bloomberg reports. For more details on the case, see this AP story. For more details on Bennett, see this Skadden Arps firm Web page.

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