DLA Piper is a multinational law firm that says it has 30 years of experience in China, with more than 140 attorneys dedicated to its “China Investment Services” branch.
Douglas Emhoff, Vice-Presidential nominee Kamala Harris’ husband, has served as a partner in DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice and its Media, Sport, and Entertainment sector since 2017.
The firm says it has “long-established and embedded ‘China Desks’ in both the U.S. and Europe” to assist China-focused consulting, among other initiatives.
DLA also employs a bevy of former Chinese Communist Party officials, and has received countless prestigious awards from Chinese business and law groups.
Emhoff is currently on leave from the firm, presumably because of his wife’s Vice-Presidential run, but these deep-seeded ties with the Chinese Communist Party may presents a conflict of interest should his wife win office.
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