A Quiet Law Firm With a Famous Client
Few people know the inner workings of Jones Day, and that’s the way the firm likes it. But taking on Donald Trump as a client is no way to avoid the spotlight.
As Donald Trump thanked the people of New Hampshire for his first of many electoral victories in February last year, the face hovering over his right shoulder was plastered with a broad smile, turning from side to side, seeming to soak up every second of the moment.
It must have been somewhat surreal for Donald McGahn. He was given a prominent position on stage that night as a reward for helping the campaign beat back an establishment challenge to Trump’s spot on the New Hampshire Republican primary ballot. A former Federal Elections Commission chairman, McGahn had been an early sign-on to the reality star’s upstart campaign. . .