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On November 13, 2020 people gathered outside the Jones Day offices in Manhattan, New York to protest the lawsuits challenging the results of the presidential election that Jones Day and Porter Wright filed on behalf of Donald Trump's campaign. Photo: Ryland West/ALM On November 13, 2020 people gathered outside the Jones Day offices in Manhattan, New York to protest the lawsuits challenging the results of the presidential election that Jones Day and Porter Wright filed on behalf of Donald Trump’s campaign. Photo: Ryland West/ALM

This is the first installment of a two-part Trendspotter column looking at the intense scrutiny law firms have come under recently due to their representation of divisive clients and examining whether the backlash could have real business consequences. This week, we’ll look at the clients that have caused the most intense blowback for law firms in recent years, beginning with Exhibit A: the president of the United States of America.

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Zack Needles

Zack Needles is Global Managing Editor, Regional Brands at ALM. He is also the Managing Editor of The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Delaware Business Court Insider and Delaware Law Weekly. Contact him at 215-557-2373 or [email protected] On Twitter: @ZackNeedlesTLI.

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