Buzzfeed has hired lawyer Roy Black to defend against a defamation lawsuit for publishing information from the well-known Russian Dossier written by a former British MI6 agent that included claims that Russian officials were in possession of blackmail material related to President Donald Trump allegedly hiring prostitutes to urinate on the bed of the Moscow Ritz Carlton. The suit was filed by Russian tech executive Aleksej Gubarev, whom the dossier accuses of hacking the Democratic Party during the election.
It's interesting that Buzzfeed has hired Black to defend its publication of anti-Trump documents while Black is currently employed by Donald Trump's longtime friend and advisor, Marvel Chairman Ike Perlmutter. Perlmutter has been involved in an ongoing legal feud with fellow billionaire Harold Peerenboom, started over a tennis court in their Palm Beach, Florida community, which involves the sending of anti-semetic and pedophilia-accusing hate mail, the alleged use of Marvel employees in sending emails related to the feud, and the theft of Ike and Laura Perlmutter's DNA by Peerenboom to prove a connection to the hate mail.
There's no evidence that these two cases represent a conflict of interest for Black, even if he's representing two opposing sides through the connection to Trump. However, his involvement in both a DNA theft case and a Golden Showers video rumor case must surely make Black the world's foremost expert in legal cases involving the bodily fluids of billionaires.