Law firm handling Trump's business conflicts awarded 'Russia law firm of the year'

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By Josh King, Buzz60

It turns out, the law firm advising President-elect Donald Trump on managing his conflicts of interest also received the "Russian law firm of the year" award.

The global law firm Morgan and Lewis was given the award by the London-based publication Chambers and Partners that ranks firms and lawyers for their work in certain countries, according to a 2016 company press release.

Employing nearly 2,000 employees and 29 offices around the world, the company's Moscow office has 40 lawyers.

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However, Trump stated in his first press conferenceWednesday that he "no deals" with Russia.

One of the partners of the law firm is also on Trump's transition team.

According to the New York Times, the firm has not only had dealings with Trump. Another Partner at the firm James Hamilton assisted President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in picking running mates.

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