Labaton Chair Decries 'Unfair' Criticism Of Firm's Political Ties

By Aaron Leibowitz (June 26, 2019, 9:45 PM EDT) -- Scrutiny of campaign contributions and other political connections that may have helped Labaton Sucharow secure clients has been "extraordinarily unfair," the firm's chairman testified in Boston federal court Wednesday at a hearing about allegedly improper practices by it and two other firms in a class action against State Street.

Labaton Sucharow LLP chairman Christopher Keller testified in Boston federal court in a wide-ranging inquiry into the billing practices at his law firm and two others. "We're a politically active firm," Labaton Sucharow LLP chairman Christopher Keller said as a judge questioned him about the firm's political ties.

Keller said he has not seen similar...

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