Attorneys for Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussman on Wednesday decried any forthcoming prosecution of their client as “baseless, unprecedented, and an unwarranted deviation” of Justice Department principles, after the New York Times reported that Sussmann is facing a potential indictment from special counsel John Durham.

The Times reported Wednesday that Durham has told the Justice Department that he will ask a grand jury to indict Sussmann for making a false statement to the FBI. Sussmann is a cybersecurity lawyer and former federal prosecutor.