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Trump’s Top Lawyers Are Slow to Land in Private Sector (Podcast)

June 15, 2021, 7:14 PM

Attorneys who leave the federal government after an administration change usually get snatched up quickly by Big Law firms and corporations. But a Bloomberg Law analysis found that hasn’t been the case this year.

Nearly six months after Donald Trump left office, more than 80% of top lawyers in Trump’s administration have landed somewhere since he left office, even if their roles are part time or not their first choice. That’s according to a new story from Bloomberg Law’s John Hughes.

On this episode of our weekly podcast, On The Merits, Hughes talks about how he collected data on these attorneys, what this data means, and why Washington’s famous revolving door may be slowing down for Trump administration alumni.

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To contact the reporter on this story: David Schultz in Washington at dschultz@bloombergindustry.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Josh Block at jBlock@bloombergindustry.com; Jessica Coomes at jcoomes@bloombergindustry.com