Ex-BP Exec's Steptoe Counsel May Have Conflict, Feds Say

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that a Steptoe & Johnson LLP attorney defending David Rainey, BP PLC's second-in-command during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, may have a conflict of interest and asked the defense to disclose some of its expected testimony in the case.

Rainey is charged with misleading Congress about the amount of oil gushing from the Macondo well during the Deepwater disaster, and part of the government's case against him involves a 2011 interview in which Rainey allegedly made false statements about the spill. Rainey was...
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