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Will Doug Emhoff depart his job as a DLA Piper accomplice to grow to be an unpaid “second gentleman”?

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I think it would be crazy for him to stay with the company. you [Kamala Harris] would consistently face claims that people are hiring the company to get something out of the administration.

– Richard Painter, a former White House ethics attorney in the George W. Bush administration, debated whether Doug Emhoff, husband of elected Vice President Kamala Harris, should stay with DLA Piper during his wife’s tenure. Painted suggested that while Emhoff could withdraw a salary from the company without participating in its profits, the visuals were still poor. Emhoff took a temporary leave of absence from Biglaw in August, but representatives of neither the company nor the Biden campaign discussed what Emhoff was up to.

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