Covington's Robert Kelner, Navigating the 'Wild West,' Pushes Michael Flynn Deal

, The National Law Journal


Robert Kelner, the leader of Covington & Burling's political and election law team, once described congressional investigations as the "Wild West," an area that lacked any set of defined rules. "A lot of this in the Wild West is about rapport and credibility," Kelner said in 2009, speaking on a panel in Washington. As the lawyer for Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser who resigned in February, Kelner's rapport and credibility are about to be tested.

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