Huawei Says US Agenda Behind Bid To DQ Sidley Atty

Law360, New York (September 4, 2019, 7:32 PM EDT) -- An attorney for Huawei told a New York federal judge Wednesday that prosecutors' bid to disqualify a former deputy attorney general from representing the company in a criminal bank-fraud case is part of a broader agenda the government has against Huawei.

Prosecutors are seeking to disqualify James Cole, a Sidley Austin LLP partner who is a former No. 2 official at the U.S. Department of Justice, from representing the Chinese smartphone maker in a case accusing it and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, of deceiving banks and the U.S. government about its business dealings in Iran.

At oral arguments Wednesday...

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