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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 and the Pennsylvania Republican Party. 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 and the Pennsylvania Republican Party. Photo: Ryland West/ALM

This is the second 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. Last week, we took a look at the clients that have caused the most intense blowback for law firms in recent years. This week, we’ll look at how bad PR for law firms could result in the loss of clients and the alienation of talent. But we’ll also examine whether and to what extent firms should worry about that risk and what they can do to mitigate it.

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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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