President-elect Donald Trump has brought in lawyers with U.S. Department of Justice and congressional ties from Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day to lead the Justice Department transition, his camp announced today.
The team will include Kirkland partner Brian Benczkowski, who previously worked for Trump’s recently announced U.S. attorney general pick Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Benczkowski will be joined by Jones Day partner Gregory Katsas and associate James Burnham. Katsas is a former head of the Civil Division and served as acting associate attorney general.
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