Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Law Firm Bills $780,000 More for Gwb Work

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Law Firm Bills $780,000 More for Gwb Work

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The state released new bills Friday totaling about $780,000 for three months work by the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, bringing the firm's total billing for hours spent on the George Washington Bridge scandal to more than $7.2 million.

In March, the law firm released the results of its investigation into the bridge scandal, clearing Governor Christie of wrongdoing. The report was criticized by some Democrats as biased and incomplete.

Gibson Dunn also has helped state employees respond to subpoenas issued by federal prosecutors and a legislative committee investigating the matter. The firm's work now appears to be focused mostly on responding to subpoenas, the legal bills show.

Several other law firms also were hired by the Attorney General's Office to help more than 20 public employees respond to subpoenas. The office has declined to name the employees who are receiving state-paid legal representation.

In addition, the joint legislative committee investigating the matter has its own lawyer, Reid Schar. …

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