“After the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York declined to prosecute the case, Judge Kaplan took the rare step of appointing a private law firm, Seward & Kissel, to prosecute Mr. Donziger in the name of the U.S. government. Seward & Kissel has represented many oil and gas companies throughout the years, including Chevron in 2018.” NYT (Gift Article): Lawyer Who Won $9.5 Billion Judgment Against Chevron Reports to Prison. (Did I mention that there was no jury?)