In terms of public relations, having an attorney on your law firm’s employee roster who is accused of paying for sex with young girls may be about as bad as it gets.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore most likely thinks so, as it plays defense against the media in the frenzy surrounding the arrest of James Colliton. The New York firm’s former tax associate was captured this month in a New York hotel after fleeing from authorities. He was charged with having sex with two teenage girls and paying their mother in exchange.

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