Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
Attorney Alex Spiro, who represented Knicks great Charles Oakley in a criminal matter last year, is leaving his current firm, Brafman & Associates to join international firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. Oakley, under Spiro's guidance, accepted a deal to have charges stemming from a February incident at Madison Square Garden dismissed. Oakley is pursuing civil litigation against Madison Square Garden and chief executive James Dolan. It is unclear how Spiro's move impacts Oakley's litigation, if at all. Spiro also defended NBA forward Thabo Sefolosha in 2015 when he was cleared of charges resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Sefolosha settled a suit against the New York Police Department for $4 million.