Analysis

Why A Firm Would Shrink From Facing Off Against Kavanaugh

Law360 (September 24, 2018, 5:50 PM EDT) -- Former federal prosecutor Michael Bromwich simultaneously announced his representation of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and his resignation from litigation boutique Robbins Russell over the weekend, in a parting of ways some say was likely an act of self-preservation by the law firm.

In separate statements, both Bromwich and Robbins Russell Englert Orseck Untereiner & Sauber LLP confirmed the resignation, saying that Bromwich had previously planned to leave the Washington, D.C.-based law firm, but his representation of Blasey Ford "accelerated" the process of his departure.

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