Tilton Ditches Skadden For Gibson Dunn Amid SEC Challenge

By Carmen Germaine (June 24, 2016, 7:21 PM EDT) -- Private equity magnate Lynn Tilton and her Patriarch Partners firm have dropped Skadden Arps in favor of Gibson Dunn in their various legal battles, after a string of losses and a Second Circuit decision that rebuffed Tilton's challenge to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's in-house court.

Tilton issued a statement Friday confirming the change, saying she had retained Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP trial pro Randy Mastro, the co-chair of the firm's litigation practice group.

"Given the many baseless allegations that have been leveled at me and my firm, I decided that I needed a new General to lead my...

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