Menglu Wang, the former Linklaters lawyer in New York whose husband pleaded guilty to insider trading this week, was never a potential defendant in the case and does not face new charges, according to her attorney.

“There were a number of innocent bystanders. She is one of them. She is not a target. It’s an unfortunate side effect that she lost her job,” said Wang’s lawyer, Wayne Gosnell of Clayman & Rosenberg in New York. Gosnell declined to comment about the specifics of the case.

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