Media Statement Regarding Huawei’s Lawyer James M. Cole

May 11, 2019 Shenzhen

The Justice Department’s motion to disqualify James Cole makes a mockery of the adversarial process. The government has known since 2017 that Mr. Cole represented Huawei in this matter. Now, two years later, not only does the Justice Department seek to strip Huawei of counsel of its choice, but it does so while concealing from Huawei and the public virtually all of the facts on which it bases its motion. Huawei trusts that the protections of the American criminal justice system — including the Sixth Amendment right to counsel — cannot be so easily subverted.