Kevin O. “Kevin” O’Donnell, a longtime friend of Donald Trump, has been named a lawyer for the real estate mogul’s real estate empire.
O’Brien is a well-known litigator in the New York area and a member of the American Bar Association’s “advisory board.”
He was named in a suit alleging Trump defrauded investors in the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia.
Brien was also named in another lawsuit against Trump, which was filed in New York state court in November 2016, in a lawsuit alleging he defraused funds in his bankrupt Trump University.
The former Trump University student who was a frequent guest at the Trump Plaza hotel in New Orleans is a plaintiff in the new lawsuit, which is being handled by a former U.S. District Court judge in New Jersey.
Oren Segal, a partner at Perkins Coie LLP in New Brunswick, is representing the plaintiffs.
In a statement, O’Reilly said O’Connor was “the only legal representative of Mr. Trump I have been able to find who has the experience and experience of being an attorney who has served in this unique and challenging field.”
O’Connell, who is now a partner in a Manhattan firm, has worked for both Donald Trump and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
He served as a law clerk to former Gov.
Jeb Bush of Florida and worked for the Republican National Committee.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has declined to comment on O’Connell.
“Mr. OBrien was hired by Donald Trump to represent him in the civil litigation that arose from his fraudulent misrepresentation of a debt,” the statement said.
Overnight, Oates’ name appeared in news reports about the lawsuit.
CNN reported that the lawsuit against O’Connors was filed by the New Jersey Bar Association and filed in the U.K. The New York Daily News, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and other outlets cited a report by the National Journal that said Oates was “appointed” by the Trump Organization in April 2016.
Trump Organization spokeswoman Jennifer Young said the company was not aware of the news article and that Oates “had not received any legal advice from the Trump organization regarding this matter.”
The New Yorker reported Monday that O’Neil had been nominated to the bar by Trump’s daughter Ivanka, and that he had served as Trump’s “legal counsel.”
Oates said he was hired to represent the Trump family’s business interests after working for the firm of Orense, Schiller & Kelly.
He declined to be interviewed about his work with Trump.
Oates is a New York native who attended St. John’s School in Greenwich Village, where he received his law degree from Columbia Law School.
He also attended Yale University and Georgetown Law School, and has worked in the private sector for a variety of companies.
He has worked as a lawyer in a wide variety of cases including corporate law, bankruptcy and securities law.
He began his legal career in the 1970s and has been involved in corporate, corporate bankruptcy, securities and consumer-protection matters, among others.
He joined the New England bar in 1978 and has represented a variety the public, nonprofit and private sector clients, including the state of Maine, the city of Boston and several state agencies.
The lawsuit against the Trump Foundation alleges that Trump’s nonprofit failed to make payments in connection with its charitable activities.
A statement from Oates says he has represented Trump in legal matters in New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
He is an attorney at Perkins Cox PLLC in Washington, D.C.