Michael Cohen names Trump, GOP fundraiser Broidy as legal clients after FBI raid

Source: Politico | April 16, 2018 | Laura Nahmias

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, disclosed Monday that he’s had 10 clients in his solo practice since 2017, including the president and GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy, but the attorney declined to name eight other clients in response to a judge’s order.

Cohen’s attorneys said he had three legal clients in the past year, including Trump, former Republican National Committee finance co-chair Broidy, and a third person who “indicated that they did not authorize their name to be publicly filed in connection with this matter and directed Mr. Cohen to appeal any order to disclose their name.”

For the seven other clients, who Cohen’s attorneys also did not name, “the work appears to be providing strategic advice and business consulting,” his lawyers wrote in a filing made public Monday.

Cohen is scheduled to appear later Monday at a hearing to determine whether a judge will allow federal prosecutors to sift through materials the FBI seized from Cohen’s home and office in raids last week.


Cohen’s attorneys said he did not want to disclose the eight unnamed clients, saying it could be “embarrassing” for those involved.


In addition to the 10 clients at his solo practice, the letter said Cohen referred five clients to a law firm with which he had a “strategic relationship” starting in March 2017. The law firm was not named, but Cohen teamed up last spring with Squire Patton Boggs. The firm said last week it had split with Cohen but that it had been in touch with federal investigators about a warrant related to him.

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