Since 2015, Jones Day has embraced Donald Trump more than any other firm within Big Law. Many of the firm’s attorneys have joined the administration in high-level government positions, helped screen candidates for federal and Supreme Court justices, and some have even served as judges themselves. But with Trump now out of office and his reputation tarnished by the Jan. 6 riot, where does that leave the 129-year-old legal industry giant?
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New York Times editor David Enrich has written a book about how and why Jones Day became so embroiled in the Trump administration. He joins our weekly legal news podcast, On The Merits, to talk about the follow-up to Jones Day.
“I think there will be customers, and certainly potential employees, who will be reluctant to work with Jones Day,” says Enrich, “but I think there are a lot of other customers who are probably hungry for that kind of thing. of unrestrained.-defense of the barred, smashing mouth that Jones Day is better at providing than anyone else.
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