In the wake of the physical abuse allegations that abruptly propelled him from office, former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has retained Isabelle Kirshner, a well-known New York defense attorney whose law firm, Clayman & Rosenberg, has often represented lawyers in criminal cases.

Kirshner confirmed her representation Wednesday, declining to comment further, after Monday’s publication of an article by The New Yorker detailing allegations of violence by Schneiderman against ex-girlfriends.