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S&P hires top defense attorney for $5 billion lawsuit

The US government sued S&P in federal court on Monday over mortgage ratings

Reuters  |  New York 

Standard and Poor's has hired John Keker, one of the country's top white-collar defense attorneys, to help fight a $5 billion lawsuit brought by the US government this week. Keker, who is based in San Francisco and has represented everyone from cyclist Lance Armstrong to Enron's Andrew Fastow, was hired at the recommendation of Floyd Abrams, a prominent New York attorney who also represents the ratings firm. "John Keker is one of the great trial lawyers in this country," Abrams said. Keker did not return calls seeking comment. A spokeswoman for his firm, ...

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2013. 08:23 IST
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