Monday, August 08, 2022


The Federalist's Tristan Justice breathlessly reports:
Liz Cheney’s Husband Is Partner At Law Firm Representing Hunter Biden

Philip Perry, who is married to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, is a partner at the same law firm representing President Joe Biden’s scandal-ridden son, Hunter.

Last week, the Daily Mail reached out to Hunter Biden’s attorney for comment on a story unearthing new details to the extent the younger Biden leveraged the family name for lucrative overseas business ventures....

An attorney named Christopher Clark, who is listed with the firm Latham & Watkins as partner, responded to the Daily Mail’s request for comment calling the reporter a “parasite”....

Perry is also listed as a partner with Lathan & Watkins on the firm’s website while his wife runs for re-election on an anti-Trump platform ahead of the Wyoming primary next week.
Okay, Tristan, slow down.

Do you know how many partners there are at Latham & Watkins? Want to take a guess? Ten? Twenty-five? Seventy-five?

I'll tell you: In all its offices, Latham & Watkins has 911 partners.

And Clark and Perry aren't even partners in the same office. Clark, who's representing Hunter Biden, works in the New York office, where he's one of 190 partners. Perry, Liz Cheney's husband, works in the D.C. office, where he's one of 139 partners. Lathan & Watkins also has offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Orange County (California), Paris, Riyadh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, and Tokyo.

My point being: Latham & Walkins is a very large law firm. It is so large that one of 190 New York partners should not be expected to know what one of 139 partners in D.C. is doing. They're not colluding. They're not collaborating. They're just two partners in a big firm. And Tristan Justice is an idiot, as are his editors.

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