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Attorney Who Took Chevron to Court for $18 Billion Suspended by Amazon Defense Front – Fortune

Date: Aug 1, 2016

The celebrated Ecuadorian attorney who collected a CNN Hero award in 2007, a Goldman Environmental Prize in 2008, and a hagiographic 13,000-word profile in Vanity Fair that same year, was “suspended” by his key client Friday, which also threatened to sue him for up to $112 million. The attorney in question is Pablo Fajardo, and the client is the Amazon Defense Front (ADF). Working side-by-side with controversial New York lawyer and strategist Steven Donziger, Fajardo won an epic $18.2 billion environmental judgment against Chevron in a Ecuadorian court in 2011—later reduced to $9.5 billion. Read more>>