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A prominent law firm that represents Purdue Pharma has hired a former Department of Justice lawyer who, as recently as seven months ago, was investigating the drug maker for its opioid marketing.

In a court filing, King & Spalding disclosed that its new partner is Ethan Davis, a former acting assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice Civil Division, whose work probing Purdue ended last March, before he began negotiating for a position with the law firm. Davis wrote us that he left the department last month.

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  • This is business as usual. This revolving door the real corruption between Big Pharma and Washington, D.C. The Sackler family wrote the book. I’m glad Mr. Davis’s daughter is now in remission.

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