Bloomberg Law
March 14, 2022, 11:08 PMUpdated: March 15, 2022, 12:14 AM

Jenner & Block Blasts Law Firms Advising Russia’s Sberbank (1)

Roy Strom
Roy Strom

Two major law firms cutting ties with a sanctioned Russian bank shouldn’t be allowed to stall a lawsuit over a commercial airliner attack in Ukraine, a rival firm told a federal judge Monday.

Lawyers for the parents of a U.S. teenager killed in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 asked a court to reject Sberbank’s request to pause the case for 30 days. They said the decision by law firms White & Case and Debevoise to drop the bank as a client should not stop the litigation from moving forward.

“While the shameful conduct of their client may ...

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