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U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C. June 6, 2020. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C. June 6, 2020. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Three Am Law 100 firms have agreed to settle with federal authorities over disclosure concerns in their representation of OxyContin producer Purdue Pharma.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr; and Dechert have agreed to relinquish collectively $1 million in fees earned in bankruptcy cases on behalf of Purdue. The Justice Department’s U.S. Trustee Program stated they failed to disclose relevant ties to the Sackler family, which founded and owns the company.

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Andrew Maloney

I'm a Chicago-based reporter covering the business of law, focusing on national and global law firms for The American Lawyer, Law.com and other ALM publications. Reach out: [email protected]    

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