Second BigLaw partner on Trump's Georgia phone call leaves his law firm

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Fox Rothschild partner Alex Kaufman has left his law firm after being present during President Donald Trump’s Jan. 2 phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Fox Rothschild announced Thursday that Kaufman and his father, partner Robert Kaufman, had left the law firm as a result of “a mutual agreement,” report the Legal Intelligencer and Above the Law.

During the phone call, Trump had asked Raffensperger to “find” the votes needed to make him win in Georgia. A second lawyer on the call, Foley & Lardner partner Cleta Mitchell, resigned from her law firm, the firm said in a statement Tuesday.

Alex and Robert Kaufman were among three lawyers who joined Fox Rothschild in December 2019 from the small law firm Kaufman & Forman, according to the Legal Intelligencer.

Fox Rothschild said neither Alex Kaufman nor the law firm represented Trump or his campaign. Alex Kaufman, in his individual capacity, is general counsel for the Fulton County, Georgia, Republican Party and an associate general counsel for the Georgia Republican Party, the law firm said.

“As a national law firm, we are nonpartisan, and we do not represent either President Trump or President-elect Biden,” the firm said in its statement.

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