Avenatti slams Nike restitution offer as Boies Schiller Payday

Law360 (July 2, 2021, 9:46 p.m. EDT) – Michael Avenatti on Thursday urged a New York federal judge to dismiss the government’s request to order him to pay $ 1 million in restitution to Nike Inc., arguing it should not be forced to pay the “grossly inflated legal bills” of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP in his representation of the company.

Last year, Avenatti was convicted in a fraud and extortion trial over a scheme to squeeze Nike for more than $ 25 million in return for negative media coverage, and now federal prosecutors want that suspended attorney reimburses Nike attorney fees incurred during cooperation with …

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