TRUMP ACCOUNTABILITY TEAM
History will remember the lawyers who engineered or defended the Trump Administration’s attacks on civil rights, immigrants, workers’ rights, the climate, and democracy itself.
In the meantime, these lawyers think they can launder their reputation with a cushy job in BigLaw or a fancy academic post—and their law firms don’t think their reputations or bottom line will take a hit. But we’re going to show the legal profession that there are consequences for hiring Trump’s legal architects and profiting off of the Administration’s heinous misdeeds.
Read and sign our open letter to let law firms and law schools know how many of us are watching. And law students, take our pledge that you will not interview with or work for law firms that continue to undermine our democracy.
We’re tracking the revolving door between the Trump Administration, BigLaw, lobbying firms, and other private bad actors helping to launder their reputations.
We’re organizing creative, COVID-safe actions to name and shame bad actors in our communities and supporting organizers nationwide to do the same.
We’re drafting op-eds and petitions to shed light on how the Trump Administration’s elite lawyers spent the last four years standing up in court to defending the indefensible.
Megan K. Stack writes for the New York Times: King & Spalding represented the Trump re-election campaign in a lawsuit that sought to prevent North Carolina election officials from honoring the state’s new rules on mail-in ballots. For this work, King &...
In the News: New Report Explains That No Matter How Objectionable You Thought Jones Day Was, It’s Worse
Joe Patrice writes for Above the Law: The Revolving Door Project and People’s Parity Project just released the second report in their ongoing Biglaw Revolving Door Series, tackling Jones Day this time around and it’s a doozy. Read more at Above the Law.
By now you’ve heard a lot about the insurrection attempt carried out at the U.S. Capitol by white supremacists on January 6.What you may not have heard is that members of the Federalist Society—an organization that sits at the heart of the conservative legal...
In The American Prospect, Marcia Brown writes: Similar groups of alumni criticized Trump administration figures like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in the wake of the unrest in Charlottesville. Law school students and recent graduates in particular have grown more...
In the News: Polarizing Election Work, Discrimination Suits May Dent Jones Day’s Appeal to Young Lawyers
Dan Packel writes for The American Lawyer: Sejal Singh, a recent Harvard Law School graduate who serves as national policy director at the activist group People’s Parity Project, pointed to a group of University of Michigan Law School students who’ve pledged not to...
Sara Randazzo writes for the Wall Street Journal: The People’s Parity Project, a national group of students and new lawyers that seeks to limit corporate influence in the legal system, launched a pledge for law students to not interview or work for four law firms that...
Stephanie Russell-Kraft writes for Bloomberg Law: Trump administration lawyers who have “abused” their roles by aiding the president shouldn’t get jobs at big firms and universities, a group of law students and new attorneys said Friday. Those who shouldn’t get posts...
As members of the legal profession, we urge legal employers, including law firms and law schools: Do not launder the reputations of these lawyers who, as political appointees or corporate counsel, have aided and abetted the Administration’s attacks on immigrants, civil rights, and democracy.
Law students nationwide are pledging not to interview or work for law firms that are representing the Trump campaign and GOP allies in undermining the results of the 2020 election.
Law360 reports: More than 100 law students have signed a pledge to boycott Jones Day and three other law firms for representing the Republican National Committee in Trump-aligned lawsuits that attempt to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election. The...