Judge Bars Airbus Bid To Boot Wilmer Hale Lawyers

Law360, New York (September 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Marking the latest development in an ongoing feud between the European Union and the United States over government subsidies to airlines, a Superior Court judge is staving off a bid by France-based Airbus to disqualify Boeing Co. attorneys from working on a contentious trade dispute involving the World Trade Organization.

Airbus had railed against Boeing’s use of law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in WTO-related matters, arguing that Boeing would have an unfair advantage because Wilmer Hale employs former U.S. Trade Representative Charlene...
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