Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, is no longer being represented by Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as special counsel and former Wilmer partner Robert Mueller continues his investigation into the Trump campaign’s Russia ties.
Instead he’ll be represented by Miller & Chevalier, a Washington, D.C., boutique with a focus on international law, tax and litigation that has represented Manafort in the past.
A spokesperson for Manafort, Jason Maloni, confirmed the counsel switch in a statement to multiple news outlets late Thursday.
“Mr. Manafort is in the process of retaining his former counsel, Miller & Chevalier, to represent him in the office of special counsel investigation. As of today, WilmerHale no longer represents Mr. Manafort,” the statement said.
The move comes just a few weeks after Wilmer partner Jamie Gorelick ended her representation of Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kusher in Russia-probe related matters.
Manafort’s lead lawyer at Wilmer had been Reginald Brown, who chairs the firm’s financial institutions group and also leads its congressional investigations practice. Manafort has been represented in the past by then-Miller & Chevalier partner Richard Hibey, who has since left the firm.
Earlier this week The Washington Post reported that FBI agents had raided Manafort’s home in Alexandria, Virginia, in connection with the ongoing Russia investigation.