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Campaign for Accountability Files Bar Complaint Against Lane Ruhland Alleging Potential Legal Ethics Violations for Working for the Campaigns of Both Kanye West and Trump

Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation seeking an investigation into whether attorney Lane Ruhland engaged in conduct inconsistent with her ethical obligations as a member of the Wisconsin Bar. News reports indicate that Ms. Ruhland simultaneously represented and engaged in legal work on behalf of two parties with directly adverse interests, the presidential campaigns of Kanye West and Donald J. Trump. Such representation appears to violate Ms. Ruhland’s ethical obligations under Wisconsin Bar Rules to avoid representing parties where there is a conflict of interests between the parties.