Alleged Madam Gets New Lawyer

From the Blog of Legal Times:

Deborah Jeane Palfrey was taking a chance by ditching the head of the Federal Public Defender’s office in favor of a court appointment from the private bar. But Judge Gladys Kessler has hooked her up with someone familiar with high-profile cases.

Preston Burton, a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, was appointed to Palfrey’s case today. Burton is best known for his work on the defense team representing Monica Lewinsky in her dealings with Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.

So Burton is good at making the government work for its conviction. But how will he deal with a client whose civil lawyer has tried to become intimately involved in the criminal case? Could prove interesting.

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