Bloomberg Law
Sept. 9, 2021, 3:15 PMUpdated: Sept. 9, 2021, 6:13 PM

Washington NFL Team Lawyer Said Harassment Probe Unethical (1)

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

Former Washington Football Team general counsel David Donovan alleged the attorney hired to look into allegations of sexual harassment in the organization violated attorney-client privilege and engaged in fraudulent trickery to obtain confidential information, according to recently released documents.

Donovan said his reputation would be “unfairly and untruthfully smeared in the press, with Donovan unable to respond,” unless Beth Wilkinson was enjoined from sharing confidential information, in an emergency motion for temporary restraining order, filed in November in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia but posted on the court docket Wednesday.

Donovan sued Wilkinson of Wilkinson ...

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