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White-Collar Lawyers See Opportunity in Trump Scandals

By on June 8, 2017 in Administrative Law, Government

Politico reports that the Russia investigations are bad news for President Donald Trump, but they’re a blessing for white-collar lawyers and crisis consultants whose careers are primed to take off as the criminal probes unfold.

“More than a dozen attorneys and crisis communications specialists have already started working for Trump associates touched by the unfolding Russia scandal, according to a POLITICO tally. People close to the probes say that number is expected only to grow as more than 20 other senior campaign aides and White House officials begin receiving subpoenas, grand jury summonses and other requests from special counsel Robert Mueller as well as congressional committees,” write Darren Samuelsohn and Andrew Restuccia.

The authors quote Harlan Loeb, a crisis management expert who worked for Enron and other corporate clients and now chairs Edelman’s crisis and risk practice: “If you’re doing it right, it’s a career maker. This is the material that great books are made of.”

Read the Politico article.