Morgan Lewis ordered to turn over Trump docs in tax probe; firm will end representation
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius announced Wednesday that it will be dropping former President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization as tax clients.
“We have had a limited representation of the Trump Organization and Donald Trump in tax-related matters,” a Morgan Lewis spokeswoman told Law.com, Bloomberg Law and Thomson Reuters Legal. “For those matters not already concluded, we are transitioning as appropriate to other counsel.”
On Tuesday, Judge Arthur Engoron of New York ordered Morgan Lewis to produce documents that he had reviewed and marked as “not privileged” in the tax probe by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
Engoron had ruled in September that several parties must turn over records in response to James’ subpoenas. He also ruled at that time that Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, couldn’t delay a deposition until after the election.
Morgan Lewis’ announcement that it was dropping Trump and his business as clients comes after other law firms and businesses also distanced themselves from the former president.
Seyfarth Shaw decided to dump Trump businesses as clients earlier this month. Alston & Bird has also announced it will not work with Trump in the future after representing him in a business dispute last year, according to Law.com.
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