Op-Ed On Ukraine Report Rattled Skadden, Craig Jury Hears

Law360 (August 23, 2019, 9:30 PM EDT) -- In August 2012, a headline half a world away about “stink” from Skadden got the attention of the elite partnership, jurors heard Friday at the criminal trial of former partner Gregory Craig.

On the stand in a D.C. federal court, attorney Cliff Sloan recalled seeing the op-ed from a Ukraine newspaper in his email, and reaching out to Craig, a longtime acquaintance he’d helped bring to Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP from the White House two years earlier.

At the time, Craig was leading a Skadden team doing a “rule of law” analysis of a politically tinged prosecution in...

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