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Clifford Chance offices in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2015. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

In court and at the negotiation table, U.S. Justice Department prosecutors and defense lawyers from big firms often take differing views of the law. Less common is the case in which a different view of the law makes the firm, and not the client, the focus of a government investigation.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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