Patton Boggs Atty Comes Under Fire As US-Egypt Envoy

Law360, New York (February 7, 2011, 8:22 PM EST) -- Patton Boggs LLP attorney Frank G. Wisner, the former U.S. ambassador dispatched recently for talks with beleaguered Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, has come under fire because of the firm's work for the Egyptian government.

Wisner made comments Saturday in support of Mubarak's continued leadership at a time when the Obama administration seemed to have begun cautiously leaning the other way, and media outlets — including British newspaper The Independent — began questioning Patton Boggs' work for Egypt.

U.S. officials then downplayed Wisner's role, while the firm...
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