March 8, 2021

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Harris’s husband leaving legislation firm for position in Biden administration

Douglas Emhoff, the partner of Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTrump Jr. cuts advert for Loeffler, Perdue in Georgia Biden to faucet Fudge to direct Section of Housing and City Growth: studies Vilsack’s stock rises as Biden eyes inroads to rural The united states Extra, is leaving his law organization, DLA Piper, for a position in the Biden administration. 

Emhoff will formally depart DLA Piper by Inauguration Working day on Jan. 20, a Biden campaign spokesperson verified. Emhoff took a go away of absence from his firm in August as Harris ran on the Democratic ticket.

“Mr. Emhoff is doing the job with the Biden-Harris transition staff to create the portfolio he will target on to aid the do the job of the administration,” the spokesperson explained.

He will be the first person to be a spouse of a vice president after Harris created record as the initial woman elected vice president.

Emhoff is a companion in the firm’s Los Angeles business office, and his firm profile states, “Mr. Emhoff is now on a leave of absence from the agency.” The similar be aware was on his profile in August when he 1st introduced his leave.

He joined DLA Piper in Oct 2017 and his specialties contain media, sports and entertainment, as effectively as mental residence and technological innovation, litigation, arbitration and investigations.

He is accredited to observe in California and Washington, D.C. DLA Piper has a lobbying arm, but Emhoff is not a lobbyist.

“He represents huge domestic and international organizations and some of modern maximum profile men and women and influencers in advanced small business, authentic estate and intellectual residence litigation disputes,” his company profile reads.

Emhoff previously worked at the legislation organization Venable, performing on its expansion to the West Coastline.

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