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Ex-Weinstein Attys Muddy BigLaw's Rep For Keeping Secrets

Law360, New York (November 17, 2017, 4:15 PM EST) -- Defying the tight-lipped tradition of lawyers who have represented reviled clients, two of Harvey Weinstein’s former attorneys have issued public explanations of their work and spoken extensively to the press about their “mistakes,” a phenomenon some experts say undermines public confidence that lawyers, regardless of their own reputations, will keep client matters close.

Beyond simmering questions about lawyers’ role in Weinstein’s campaign to silence accusers and reporters, ethics experts said his heavyweight legal counsel — David Boies and Lisa Bloom — have publicly appeared more interested in mitigating personal fallout than adhering to the duty of confidentiality.

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