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Robert Young Jr., general counsel with Michigan State University. Courtesy photo.

Robert Young Jr., the new general counsel who steered Michigan State University through the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, is caught up in an ethics controversy after firing Clark Hill, a law firm that was representing a trustee and six MSU employees in suits by Nassar victims.

The ethics controversy, reported this week in the Detroit Free Press, revolves around whether Young fired the Clark Hill law firm because it was representing one employee in a way that made the university and its in-house lawyers look bad.

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Sue Reisinger

Senior reporter at ALM since 2004; based in Florida; covers general counsel and white collar crime; contact: [email protected]

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