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Trump is becoming an 'untouchable client.' Here's how law firms are turning on the president, from calling for his removal to dumping his business.

Trump is becoming an 'untouchable client.' Here's how law firms are turning on the president, from calling for his removal to dumping his business.

Trump supporters protest as they storm the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021.
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Crowell & Moring, DLA Piper and more than a dozen other law firms called on Vice President Mike Pence to remove President Trump from office.




Others are letting money talk. Cozen O'Connor has said it won't give to politicians who challenged certified election results.




Seyfarth Shaw, which has represented the Trump Organization, is reportedly pulling out of several business lawsuits.




Calls for Trump's removal and steps to dump him as a client may be without precedent. Even Richard Nixon got help from big-shot lawyers, before and after his resignation.




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For months, the lawyers and law firms representing President Donald Trump in efforts to overturn the result of the 2020 election came under an intense wave of scrutiny uncommon for a profession whose members so often flock to the highest paying client rather than taking any stance on politics. Lawyers at Jones Day, Porter Wright and Snell & Wilmer may not have worn MAGA hats, but they were still targeted online and by protesters in the street.Now, in the wake of the January 6 assault on Congress by a mob of Trump's supporters, many law firms are taking public stands against the president and his allies. While lawyers in Big Law firms have historically been big donors to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, it is rare for them to take organized, public stands on such matters.For Richard Kendall of Los Angeles-based boutique Kendall Brill & Kelly, one of more than two dozen law-firm leaders to have signed a letter calling for Trump's removal, it was an easy call.
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