Federal prosecutors in Atlanta have persuaded a judge to bounce Dentons attorneys off the defense team of a former partner at Atlanta firm Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan charged with stealing millions of dollars from a client’s trust funds.

In an Oct. 16 order, U.S. District Judge William Duffey disqualified Dentons partner Barry Armstrong and Dentons from continuing to defend Bennett Kight—a onetime managing partner at Sutherland. The firm is now Eversheds Sutherland.

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