WASHINGTON -- Bond underwriters have hired a battery of top securities lawyers to help them respond to the Securities and Exchange Commission's inquiries about their political contributions to issuers, Washington sources said on Friday.

The list of lawyers includes former SEC enforcement chief Gary Lynch, the sources said.

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