With Brother At Paul Weiss, Schumer Backs Off Comcast-TWC

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 2:56 PM EST) -- Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday that he would recuse himself from all congressional involvement in Comcast Corp.’s proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc., following news that his brother worked on the deal as a partner at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP.

The move comes after a weekend report that highlighted Paul Weiss mergers and acquisitions co-head Robert B. Schumer's representation of Time Warner in the Comcast deal. The report, which didn't initially mention the senator, raised eyebrows due to the...
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