Guardian Taps Ballard Spahr, as Wachtell Alum's Partner Lawyers Up

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David Miranda, a Brazilian citizen and partner of Guardian reporter and former Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz litigation associate Glenn Greenwald, has retained two British firms as he threatens legal action against the U.K. government after being detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow airport this past weekend. Meanwhile, The Guardian's parent company is being advised by four firms, including Ballard Spahr, on its wider stories related to secret surveillance programs in the U.S. and U.K.

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