Marc Elias, the Perkins Coie partner who has risen to fame for his strident election and voting rights litigation on behalf of the Democratic Party, is leaving his former firm along with 10 other Perkins Coie partners and three counsel to form his own firm: Elias Law Group.

In leaving Perkins Coie, Elias and his colleagues will be able to “broaden” their advocacy “by engaging more directly in the political and electoral process,” according to a joint press release between Elias Law Group and Perkins Coie. Elias and his new firm will continue to work closely with Perkins Coie on “key matters” such as voting rights litigation.