The clients, brothers Stefan and Don Brodie who founded the water purification firm Purolite, said they were fed to the wolves by their law firm and given bad advice that nearly caused them to spend the rest of their lives in prison.
What’s worse, they claimed, is their law firm’s senior partner, Thomas Sharbaugh, fed privileged company information to his wife, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristin Hayes, who was openly prosecuting the Brodies while her husband’s firm defended them.
Morgan Lewis declined comment on the lawsuit. The Brodies said they originally feared their small $2 million Cuba order might be illegal under the U.S. trade ban on Cuba.
But their lawfirm, Morgan Lewis, assured them it was all legal, even though the lawfrim’s own internal research said the Brodies may not have legal leg to stand on in a trial.