Jones Day and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur are embroiled in a public relations nightmare stemming from their representation of the GOP and President Donald Trump in often baseless post-election lawsuits. Observers say it may have some lasting effects for their business and talent.

A one-two punch of bad PR this week has seemingly put immense public pressure on the two firms. A Monday report from The New York Times, anonymously citing several lawyers in both firms, chronicled dissension in the ranks over the controversial lawsuits, with one Porter Wright attorney reportedly resigning from the firm.