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Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, holds her niece, Amara Ajagu, while standing with her husband, Doug Emhoff, left, during an event to launch presidential campaign in Oakland, California, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Harris's likely path to the Democratic nomination runs through black voters, who made up a quarter of the primary electorate in 2016 and were critical to nominating Hillary Clinton, as well as to electing Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, holds her niece, Amara Ajagu, while standing with her husband, Doug Emhoff, left. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

DLA Piper partner Douglas Emhoff, the spouse of Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, is taking a temporary leave from the law firm as the 2020 presidential campaign kicks into high gear.

A DLA Piper spokesman on Monday confirmed that Emhoff, a litigator in the firm’s Los Angeles office, is in the process of transitioning his clients to different attorneys in the firm.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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