Bloomberg Law
Jan. 13, 2021, 8:02 PMUpdated: Jan. 13, 2021, 11:55 PM

Seyfarth Drops Trump Companies as Client After Capitol Riot (2)

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer
Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Law firm Seyfarth Shaw has severed ties with President Donald Trump’s businesses in response to the public outcry over his role in stoking violent protests at the U.S. Capitol.

The firm’s executive committee decided in a Wednesday meeting to drop Trump companies as a client. The firm’s leaders and some attorneys expressed concern that continuing to represent the president’s business would damage Seyfarth’s brand, rankle clients, and harm recruiting, according to sources familiar with the discussions.

“The firm has notified the Trump Organization that we will no longer serve as counsel,” Seyfarth spokesman Martin Grego told Bloomberg. “We are working with ...

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