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Robert Powell, who was disbarred for his role in the "kids for cash" scandal, is said by Seyfarth Shaw to have given bad advice to a principal of its client in a bankruptcy case. Courtesy Photo Robert Powell, who was disbarred for his role in the “kids for cash” scandal, is said by Seyfarth Shaw to have given bad advice to a principal of its client in a bankruptcy case. AP Photo/The Citizens’ Voice, Mark Moran

Seyfarth Shaw has hit back against a former client who sued the firm for legal malpractice, arguing the client’s principal is to blame for her losses because she was secretly taking advice from a disbarred lawyer convicted in a bribery scandal.

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Jack Newsham

Jack Newsham writes about the New York legal community and the business of law, including law firm finance and management and the battle for talent. Email him at jnewsham@alm.com and find him on Twitter @thenewsham.

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