Wake Up Call: Are Trump’s Lawyers Ready for Mueller?

• As special counsel Robert Mueller broadens his investigation into possible collusion between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 campaign, Trump’s legal team appears disorganized and understaffed. Nicholas Allard, a former Washington attorney who’s now the dean of Brooklyn Law School, says that trying to deal with Mueller without a high-powered legal operation “is like going to a knife fight with a stick of butter in your hand.” (Bloomberg Businessweek)

• After three years serving as the U.S. ambassador to Czech Republic, litigator Andrew Schapiro has returned to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to work from Chicago and New York. (Am Law Daily)

• Five members of the U.S. armed forces sued President Donald Trump and top military brass, seeking to stop them from banning transgender people from serving “in any capacity.” (Bloomberg News via BLB)

• Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. participates in a fraudulent scheme to inflate generic drug prices and overcharge patients, a new proposed class action alleges. The lawsuit, filed Aug. 9 in federal court, comes two days after similar allegations were levied against CVS Health Corp. (Bloomberg BNA via BLB)

• Thomas “T.J.” Lynn has been appointed to a newly created position of general counsel and corporate secretary of MGP, a U.S. provider of distilled spirits, wheat proteins and starches. He joins from the law firm Stinson Leonard Street LLP where he was a partner advising MGP on corporate matters. (Nasdaq)

• Mary Jane Augustine, who retired from the McCarter & English partnership earlier this year at age 70, is now a co-principal at Simply Sustainable LLC, a startup that provides green and sustainable building materials and interior finish products. (New Jersey Law Journal)

Compiled by Casey Sullivan and edited by Gabe Friedman.

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