The law firm hired by the Lincoln Project to conduct an internal review counts several Senior Partners as donors to the anti-Trump group.
“Paul Hastings, the law firm hired to conduct a “comprehensive review” of the Lincoln Project’s “operations and culture,” could be hard-pressed to deliver a credible result given several of its senior partners have donated to the scandal-plagued super PAC,” the Washington Free Beacon notes.
The firm’s managing partner Greg Nitzkowski for over two decades donated $3,000 to the Lincoln Project in 2020, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records. Elena Baca, who chairs the firm’s employment law department, donated nearly $2,000 to the group.
Three additional Paul Hastings partners have donated money to the Lincoln Project.
“Sam Alavi, whose clients include the Qatar Investment Authority; Joseph Profaizer, who has defended Chinese firms against allegations of intellectual property theft from U.S. competitors; and Steven Marenberg, who previously represented Donald Trump and NBC Universal in a copyright case involving The Apprentice,” according to the Washington Free Beacon.
The Lincoln Project announced it hired Paul Hastings for the purpose of conducting an internal investigation:
“We are committed to creating a positive, diverse, and inclusive workplace environment at The Lincoln Project, and inappropriate behavior by anyone associated with the organization will not be tolerated under any circumstances.”