Cohen's current legal team is expected to stay with him for the rest of the week as they struggle to complete a laborious review of a trove of documents and data files seized from him by authorities two months ago.
The law firm representing Michael Cohen is leaving the case, a possible sign that President Trump's personal attorney may flip and cooperate with federal prosecutors, according to a media report Wednesday. Instead, the judge appointed former federal judge Barbara Jones as a "special master" who could examine the materials to resolve any disputes over attorney client privilege.
Investigators seized 3.7 million records in the raid, which Cohen's defense team argued he should have the first look at.
Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who is suing him in an attempt to get the actress released from a confidentiality agreement, gloated over the news in a tweet.
It wasn't clear what prompted the change or who would take over.
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Herba maintained his innocence throughout the trial, saying he was never violent with Ms Ayling. There she was held for six days before Herba released her at the British consulate in Milan .
Ryan and Harrison didn't immediately respond to messages.
McDermott Will & Emery, a NY and Washington firm, has been representing Mr. Cohen.
Cohen has been represented since 2017 by Stephen Ryan, a Washington lawyer initially hired to prepare him for congressional testimony about alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.
The switch in legal representation could be a prelude for a deal for Cohen to cooperate with prosecutors, legal analysts said, although the Journal reported that Cohen had not yet made such a decision. "Trump should be super anxious about Michael Cohen", a former White House official said.
"Not a good look and a disaster for Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump", he said.