Analysis

Will Skadden's $11M Ukraine Deal Alter Firms' Foreign Work?

Law360 (May 15, 2020, 8:03 PM EDT) -- In 2012, the Ukrainian government commissioned an independent study into whether its prosecution of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was politically motivated. A team from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP spent more than 6,000 hours on the report. The work earned the firm about $5 million.

But it ended up costing Skadden far more than that.

After reaching a $4.6 million deal last year with the U.S. Department of Justice over unregistered lobbying related to the report, the law firm recently paid Tymoshenko and an associate $11 million, according to Ukrainian records uncovered by The New York Times. Representatives for Skadden...

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