Feds Seek To Jam Revolving Door In High-Profile Cases

Law360 (January 17, 2020, 6:02 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors are questioning whether a Skadden attorney should be disqualified from defending a former trader at JP Morgan against spoofing charges in the latest example of the U.S. Department of Justice claiming an ex-government attorney may have brought too much inside information through the revolving door.

Prosecutors with the Justice Department's Fraud Section filed a motion in early January saying Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP partner David Meister may have a conflict in representing Michael Nowak, the former head of the global precious metals desk at J.P. Morgan. At issue is Meister's prior role as head of the...

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