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Novartis top lawyer exits over Trump attorney deal 'mistake'

Reuters  |  ZURICH 

By John MillerZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis's top lawyer quit on Wednesday over a $1.2 million contract he co-signed with U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney, a deal the Swiss drugmaker's ex-CEO also said was a mistake.The contract with Michael Cohen's Essential Consultants, the same firm used to pay porn star Stormy Daniels, has distracted Novartis's efforts to improve its image after a series of missteps.Current CEO Vas Narasimhan also said the contract was a major mistake at a meeting with investors in Basel on Wednesday and said Novartis was developing a principles-, not ...

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 21:42 IST