Bloomberg Law
April 14, 2021, 10:56 AMUpdated: April 14, 2021, 4:32 PM

Jenner & Block Eyes ‘Social Conscience’ as Business Play (1)

Roy Strom
Roy Strom

The connections to Democratic politics run deep at Jenner & Block.

Firm Chairman Tom Perrelli was the Justice Department’s No. 3 official during the Obama administration. Randy Mehrberg, one of the firm’s two managing partners, is a former aide to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. And it recently hired Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s former chief of staff, Ann O’Leary, in San Francisco.

In addition, the firm just re-hired former FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann. The Obama and Bush administration alum helped lead Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference with former president Donald Trump’s 2016 election, which Trump criticized as partisan.

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