Backing Christie Is Good Business for Bridge-and-Tunnel Lawyers

The New Jersey governor picked the law firms that got agency work.

Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to guests gathered for a campaign event at Jersey Grille on July 24, 2015 in Davenport, Iowa.

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One World Trade Center was finally rising over downtown Manhattan, after years of battles about its design, security, and cost, when a new problem emerged: The site’s political overseers wanted to oust the project’s lead law firm.

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