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Paul Smith, managing partner of Jenner & Block’s D.C. office, and Melvin White, a civil litigation partner at McDermott Will & Emery, are candidates for president-elect of the D.C. Bar, which has 59,000 active members. The president-elect serves for one year before becoming president. Last year’s election (won by Arnold & Porter’s James Sandman) featured a debate over reinstating DOJ attorney Michael Sitcov, who failed to pay his dues. White says that while there’s nothing like that in this year’s campaign, it’s still early.
Bethany Broida can be contacted at [email protected].

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