A&O and CC partners among lawyers working behind the scenes on Trump transition team

Magic circle lawyers among advisers on President-elect's executive branch transition


They hail from Washington DC, the Rust Belt, Manhattan and Texas, with titles ranging from associate to partner. They specialise in the Department of Justice, national intelligence, financial regulation, currency, education and labour. The nearly four dozen lawyers who are advising President-elect Donald Trump’s executive branch transition bring a wealth of legal backgrounds.

As in past presidential transitions, the lawyers donate their time for a mix of reasons, including political conviction and party loyalty. They’re also positioning themselves to know the players – or to become the players – in the next administration.

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