Joining Free Speech for the People, ECBAWM Urges NY to Shut Down Trump Organization
- February 15, 2017
Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel joined activist group Free Speech for People to ask the New York Attorney General to shut down the Trump Organization for serial violations of state law. As the Washington Post reported, the groups argue in a 24-page letter that “the combination of past legal abuses and current conflicts of interests constituted such a pattern of corporate misbehavior that the attorney general ought to revoke the company’s charter.” The letter states, “By continuing to operate under Trump family ownership and control with President Trump in the White House, the Trump Organization flagrantly abuses its state-granted powers, contrary to the public policies of New York against corruption and conflicts of interest, and contrary to the U.S. Constitution.” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said he would review the letter. ECBAWM partners Jonathan Abady and Andrew G. Celli, Jr. are working on this matter.