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Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch presents the opening keynote at Legal Week 2019 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Photo: David Handschuh/ALM

Attorneys from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Riley Safer Holmes Cancila are teaming up to defend McDonald’s from a federal lawsuit alleging the corporation discriminated against Black franchise owners.

Paul Weiss partners Loretta Lynch, the former attorney general, and Susanna Buergel, co-chair of the firm’s securities litigation and enforcement group, both filed notices of appearance in the case Thursday. They’re joined by Riley Safer managing partner Patricia Brown Holmes and of counsel Amy Andrews.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at jathoms[email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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