Vice President Kamala Harris ’s husband’s former law firm refused to commit to dropping Russian-state-owned companies as its client.
Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff joined DLA Piper as a partner in its Intellectual Property and Technology practice and its Media , Sports and Entertainment sector based in its Los Angeles and Washington, DC , offices. Emhoff departed the firm, which has represented several pharmaceutical companies and Chinese Communist Party -led companies, shortly after the 2020 election .
Amidst Russia ’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine , which has prompted many American companies to cease operations in Russia, global law firms including DLA Piper have come under increased scrutiny.
A recent Bloomberg article inquired with several leading law firms about the status of their Russian clientele.
Many firms committed to either “cutting” or “reviewing” ties with Russian state-linked clients, while DLA Piper, which retains an office in Moscow, failed to do so. It is unclear whether Emhoff himself ever worked for any Russian state-linked individuals or companies; however, the DLA Piper website reveals that the broader firm has.
“Our experienced restructuring team in Russia counsels clients on all aspects of restructuring and insolvency and bankruptcy, whether in anticipation of them or in dealing with their consequences,” explains […]
One Sick Day Proves We Need More Voices in Truthful Media
On October 19, I was sick. It crossed my mind that I had finally gotten the ‘rona, but my wife’s cream of chicken soup and a few extra hours of sleep into mid-afternoon had be back up and running after a sleepless night before.
When I finally stumbled over to my computer in the evening, I was met with a deluge of concern from readers. They asked what had happened as only one article had been posted that day. Generally, we post between 10-20 daily between all of the sites, not included curated and aggregated content. Seeing that we’d only posted my super-early morning article before taking the rest of the day off had readers assuming the worst.
We have a wonderful and talented group of writers who volunteer their time for the sites and their readers. Sharing their amazing perspectives has always been a blessing to us because we cannot afford to hire anyone at this time. But having great writers is meaningless if we don’t have great editors, or at least one additional. My wife helps me read and edit stories from time to time, but I’m a one-man show when it comes to getting the stories posted.
Whenever I highlight our desperate need for donations, I note that we do not receive money from Google ads even though most in conservative media are beholden. I often ambiguously note that the money donated will help us grow. Today, I’m highlighting a specific need. We must get an editor to help take some of the load and to expand on our mission of spreading the truth to the world. One sick day proved that.
The great news is that there is no shortage of people who CAN help. I am emailed variations of resumes every week by people who are much smarter than I am. As much as I’d love to hire some of them, we simply cannot. That takes money and as blessed as we’ve been to receive donations and collect ad money (though not from Google or Facebook), we have still fallen short.
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