Law PAC Donations Fall Post-Capitol Riot, GOP Share Sinks

By Justin Wise (May 17, 2021, 4:47 PM EDT) -- The proportion of contributions directed to federal GOP candidates from top law firm political action committees plummeted in the first quarter of 2021, as the legal industry generally avoided Republicans who voted against certifying Joe Biden's presidential election, according to a preliminary analysis of federal campaign filings shared with Law360 Pulse.

The decline came during a three-month period where many corporations paused their political spending or froze donations to the 147 officials who objected to the Electoral College results the day of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

A handful of BigLaw firms, including those with lobbying shops in Holland & Knight...

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