A settlement agreement struck between Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and the Justice Department over the firm’s past work for the Ukrainian government has thrust former firm partner Greg Craig back under the spotlight.
The civil settlement, signed Jan. 15, resolves an inquiry initiated by the Justice Department into whether the firm violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act for work it conducted for Ukraine beginning in 2012. Under the agreement, Skadden has agreed to retroactively register as a foreign agent of the Ukrainian government and will pay the U.S. Treasury over $4.6 million, which covers the money it made working for Ukraine.
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