Bloomberg Law
Jan. 26, 2023, 11:52 PM

Trump Lawyer Behind 2020 Pence Memos Faces Disciplinary Action

Zoe Tillman
Zoe Tillman
Bloomberg News

John Eastman, the conservative lawyer who helped lead former President Donald Trump’s legal efforts to undermine the results of the 2020 presidential election, is facing disciplinary action in California, where state bar regulators say they will seek to strip his license.

The State Bar of California’s Chief Trial Counsel George Cardona announced the case on Thursday. The complaint features 11 counts alleging ethics violations stemming from Eastman’s work and public statements in the weeks after the 2020 election.

“The Notice of Disciplinary Charges alleges that Mr. Eastman violated this duty in furtherance of an attempt to usurp the will of ...