BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

AT&T hires ex-Trump lawyer to defend possible Time Warner deal lawsuit

Now Reading:

AT&T hires ex-Trump lawyer to defend possible Time Warner deal lawsuit

Text size Aa Aa

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – AT&T <T.N> said on Thursday it had hired prominent media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli to serve as lead trial counsel if the U.S. Justice Department files a lawsuit to block the No. 2 U.S. wireless company’s acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner <TWX.N>. Petrocelli, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, has represented Walt Disney <DIS.N> and Time Warner in the past. Last year, he defended then-presidential candidate Donald Trump against fraud lawsuits related to real estate seminars known as Trump University. The Justice Department is expected to file an antitrust lawsuit as soon as this week to block the $85.4 billion AT&T deal. The department has approached 18 state attorneys general to try to win their support for a lawsuit, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Paul Simao)
euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.