Legal Eagles: Jamie Gorelick

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Jamie Gorelick, Parter, WilmerHale
When Gorelick, a long-time, ardent, high level Clinton devotee (deputy attorney general to be exact), agreed to help Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner navigate divestiture rules and conflict of interest and nepotism concerns, it seemed to many that she had taken bipartisanship too far. In interviews, Gorelick waffled on about how she was more likely to guide her clients to an ethical position over an attorney of the same political persuasion. The validity of her conclusion– that Ivanka becoming a White House staffer made her obligation to submit to ethics rules voluntary– was widely challenged. As for Kushner, his controversial business ties continue to raise questions.

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