Bloomberg Law
Nov. 13, 2020, 10:30 PM

Jones Day Attorneys Voice Dismay About Election Suit on Calls

David Yaffe-Bellany
David Yaffe-Bellany
Bloomberg News
Chris Opfer
Sam Skolnik

Lawyers in the Washington office of Jones Day voiced discontent as the firm held conference calls Friday to discuss its controversial role in an election-related lawsuit.

Kevyn Orr, the office’s partner-in-charge, acknowledged that people were unhappy, according to call participants who asked not to be identified discussing internal communications.

Kevyn Orr
Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg

But Orr defended the firm’s involvement in a Pennsylvania lawsuit that challenged a rule change extending the time for mail-in ballots to arrive. He drew a distinction between that case, filed prior to Election Day on behalf of the state’s Republican Party, and flimsier lawsuits alleging widespread fraud.

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