Donziger Says Seward & Kissel May Have Chevron-Related Conflicts- Law.com
Steven Donziger, the suspended lawyer who is facing criminal contempt charges stemming from his long fight with Chevron over environmental contamination in Ecuador, has asked a federal judge to force court-appointed prosecutors at Seward & Kissel to disclose any ties their firm has to the oil giant.
Seward & Kissel lawyers Rita Glavin, Brian Maloney and Sareen Armani were appointed last August to prosecute Donziger for criminal contempt for allegedly flouting a discovery order in a lawsuit brought by Chevron. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York declined to take up the criminal contempt case, leading to the unusual appointment of private prosecutors for a public prosecution.
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