Bloomberg Law
Nov. 10, 2020, 11:50 PMUpdated: Nov. 11, 2020, 2:17 AM

Jones Day, Porter Wright Tiptoe Ethical Line in Voting Suits (1)

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

The two law firms leading Trump-aligned court fights in Pennsylvania are facing public criticism, but the low bar for filing a lawsuit means they likely have some room to roam without crossing ethical boundaries.

“We all know anybody can sue anybody for just about anything,” Jan Jacobowitz, a legal ethics professor at the University of Miami told Bloomberg Law. “The fact that the courts are dismissing many of these actions doesn’t necessarily mean that the lawyers didn’t have a reasonable basis for the suits.”

Jones Day, the outside firm most closely identified with the Trump administration, and Ohio-based Porter Wright ...

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