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U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, and husband Douglas Emhoff, a partner at DLA Piper U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, and husband Douglas Emhoff, a partner at DLA Piper / Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

I’m all for outing hypocrisy and holding folks accountable but sometimes I feel like I’m getting purity fatigue. Why, oh, why do we expect such innocence — particularly from lawyers and law firms?

Just this morning I got this email from a lawyer who’s representing a former female partner at DLA Piper who is suing the firm. The email’s author, Jeanne Christensen, a partner at Wigdor, starts:

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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