Big Law’s Cozy Relationship With Trump Administration

March 2, 2018, 9:12 PM

The revolving door between Big Law and government agencies has long been a target of criticism, but a new report by watchdog organization Public Citizen argues that the number of former corporate attorneys working in the Trump administration should be even more cause for concern.

Seventy-six of 127 senior Trump administration lawyers have “revolving-door concerns,” meaning they previously represented companies in the industries they’re now tasked with overseeing. Corporate lawyers are currently at the helm of nearly every major Justice Department division, according to the report.

It’s common for corporate attorneys to take government jobs, and the Trump administration is ...

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