Meet Judith Corley, President Obama's New Personal Lawyer

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Robert Bauer’s new role as White House counsel resulted in a new job, as well, for one of his longtime colleagues at Perkins Coie.

Judith Corley, a political law partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office will now serve as President Barack Obama’s personal lawyer, reports the Blog of Legal Times.

Having worked with Bauer for almost 30 years, since starting work at the firm in 1981 as a law clerk, it made sense for her to take over the president’s personal representation because she was already familiar with his situation, Corley tells the BLT. However, she doesn’t expect her new role to overwhelm her with work.

“He doesn’t have a lot of personal legal issues, which is a good thing, I guess,” she says of Obama. “I hope it stays that way.”

Another Perkins Coie partner, Marc Elias, will now chair the firm’s political law practice.

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