Mayer Brown Balks at Idea It Was Spied on by U.S. Ally It Once Advised

, The Am Law Daily

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Stopping short of a full-fledged denial, the Am Law 100 firm pushed back early Monday against the suggestion, laid out by The New York Times, that its lawyers' communications with a foreign client were intercepted by an Australian spy agency with the National Security Agency's blessing. Meanwhile, in an ironic twist, Justice Department records show that Australia once employed Mayer Brown as its U.S. lobbyist on free trade issues.

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