The news this week that Benjamin Brafman would withdraw as defense counsel for former movie titan Harvey Weinstein in his sexual assault case called to mind for some attorneys the challenges they face when representing powerful clients who are used to having it their way.

On Thursday, Brafman and Weinstein issued a joint release stating that they are parting ways “amicably” and that Weinstein will announce his new legal team early next week. According to the release, Brafman said that he reiterates his belief that Weinstein should be cleared of his remaining charges.

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