Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our briefing on compliance, enforcement and government affairs. A Covington partner got pulled from a compliance post—days after the Commerce Department’s offer—over a “never Trump” letter from 2016. Plus: Larry Thompson wants a little more transparency from VW, and scroll down to see which firm is repping Evan Greebel in his appeal in the 2nd Circuit.

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