In view of recent statements of the client, we are no longer representing him or his interests. A disappointing end to a very long relationship.
— Ron Shechtman, managing partner of Pryor Cashman, in a statement given on the firm’s decision to end its relationship with Kanye West. A slew of Biglaw firms (like Brown Rudnick and Cadwalader) and companies (like Adidas and Creative Artists Agency) have distanced themselves from the rapper in the wake of his antisemitic remarks made on social media that he refuses to back down from.
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