Bloomberg Law
Feb. 5, 2021, 10:31 AM

Trump Tax Saga Highlights Line Between Lawyering, Complicity

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer
Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

A court order forcing some of Donald Trump’s former top tax lawyers to give thousands of documents to investigators shows the risk attorneys face when their own actions go under a microscope.

Judge Arthur F. Engoron last week ordered law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP to give New York Attorney General Letitia James reams of communications with former President Trump and his company. Morgan Lewis, which argued that the documents are shielded by attorney-client privilege, was required to turn them over by Thursday.

James’ probe comes as Morgan Lewis, which has long advised Trump on tax issues, is joining ...

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