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Abbe David Lowell of Winston & Strawn.

Editor’s note: This piece from Winston & Strawn white-collar practice chairman Abbe David Lowell is in response to various media coverage of his representation of Hugh Baras, who was seeking resentencing or clemency from a 30-month prison sentence for convictions on tax evasion charges. Lowell’s lawyer, Reid Weingarten, has reportedly denied suggestions that Lowell used his ties as Jared Kushner’s lawyer to help get the clemency petition approved, noting the Kushner representation came after the Baras matter. Baras’ petition was not successful and he served prison time.

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