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I know Davis Polk & Wardwell is a stellar firm, but why does it trouble me that it’s investigating Jeffrey Epstein’s relationship with Leslie Wexner, the CEO of L Brands, the parent company of Victoria’s Secret?

Maybe it’s because I’m just naturally suspicious. Or maybe it’s because I’m hyperalert in these Trumpian times when conflicts of interest seem so rampant.

Vivia Chen.In any case, the board has retained Davis Polk, which the New York Times calls “a prominent law firm with deep connections to L Brands … to conduct a thorough review” into the Epstein-Wexner relationship.

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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