Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. has paid $15 million in legal fees for its former chief legal officer, Steven Schwartz, who is facing federal charges in a foreign bribery case. But Schwartz is now suing the global tech services company because it cut off payment to one of the three law firms that represent him. 

Schwartz alleges in his lawsuit that Cognizant stopped paying advancements to the New York-based Bohrer law firm shortly before Thanksgiving, after having previously paid the firm’s invoices from June 2018 through September 2019. Cognizant disclosed in a court filing that it advanced $8.36 million in fees to Bohrer before stopping payment in November.