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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Lincoln Project Launches $500,000 Campaign To Target Jones Day And Porter Wright Law Firms For Representing Trump In Voting Fraud Litigation

National Law Journal, Lincoln Project Targets Jones Day, Porter Wright, Encouraging Employees to 'Resign in Protest':

Lincoln ProjectThe Lincoln Project, a political action committee founded by former Republican figureheads, is pledging to spend at least $500,000 on an advertising blitz vowing to “target” Jones Day and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur for their role as counsel to the Pennsylvania Republican Party and President Donald Trump respectively as they bring unsupported claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.

“The law firms architecting Donald Trump’s unwarranted and dangerous attacks on our democracy are @JonesDay & @PorterWright. Their employees should resign in protest,” the organization wrote in one tweet, citing the New York Times report.

In a series of tweets, The Lincoln Project posted the LinkedIn pages for both firms as well as names and contact information of the attorneys who are leading Trump’s legal effort. In some tweets, the organization is imploring followers to create a LinkedIn page and harass firm attorneys.

“Defend your democracy: 1. Created a LinkedIn account. 2. Message someone who works at @JonesDay or @PorterWright. 3. Ask them how they can work for an organization trying to overturn the will of the American people,” one tweet read. ...

It is unclear just how effective the advertising and public shaming campaign will be.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/11/lincoln-launches-500000-campaign-to-target-jones-day-and-porter-wright-law-firms-for-representing-tr.html

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Comments

Methinks law firms should sue that grifting project. I can think of several theories of liability. Sue, sue, sue.

Posted by: Anon | Nov 11, 2020 4:45:57 AM

This might be the first time a PAC has gone after lawyers for doing the job they were hired to do. You'd think conservatives would've done this before. And the irony is, most of the lawyers Trump hired probably votef for Biden.

Posted by: MM Classic | Nov 11, 2020 1:16:07 PM

It's disgusting when mobs attack attorneys for representing their clients, no matter how unpopular or prejudged some clients may be.

If Jones Day replaced Atticus Finch: "Sorry, Tom. Defending you is just too unpopular in this town." >> http://disq.us/p/2d6sbpt

Posted by: Woody | Nov 13, 2020 8:37:13 PM

It's "allegedly unsupported claims of voter fraud," and not "unsupported claims of voter fraud." As an attorney you ought to know better.

Posted by: George Antrobus | Nov 14, 2020 10:18:23 AM

I see the usual conservative cri de couer of absolute free speech is once again abandoned in these comments when it proves to be inconvenient.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Nov 14, 2020 1:06:19 PM