Arnold & Porter Atty Hid Chevron Ties: Ecuadoreans

Law360, New York (December 5, 2011, 3:22 PM EST) -- An Arnold & Porter LLP lawyer neglected to disclose his client's ties to Chevron Corp. to lawmakers when testifying on an $18 billion judgment against the oil giant, attorneys for Ecuadoreans who won the epic environmental suit told Congress in a letter released Monday.

At a Nov. 15 House Judiciary Committee subpanel hearing on foreign judgments, Arnold & Porter's John Bellinger testified for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform that the Ecuador judgment was driven by a special law...
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