Kamala Harris’s husband quits job for White House role
The 56-year-old has left his private law practice to focus on his role at the White House. At the Law firm DLA
Piper, he practiced law in intellectual property and technology and its media, sports, and entertainment sector,
according to the firm’s website.
Emhoff has been on leave from his law firm DLA Piper since Kamala Harris joined the Biden ticket.
AP reports that Emhoff`s decision reflects the Biden administration`s focus on avoiding potential ethical issues,
in sharp contrast with the current Trump administration.
Emhoff leaned into his political support role during the campaign and plans to continue that way.
Emhoff will also be the first-ever Jewish spouse in the long history of White House power couples.
“Doug, you`re going to have to learn what it means to be a barrier-breaker yourself in this job you`re about to
take on,” President-elect Biden had said at his first joint appearance with Harris as his running mate.
Harris met Emhoff, an entertainment lawyer, on a blind date in 2013 and married a year later. Emhoff`s marriage
to Harris is his second; he has children from his earlier marriage, now in their 20s.
On November 9, Harris tweeted a photo of herself and Emhoff taken on the night of the victory speech, to her 11
million followers saying “Meet the love of my life.”
“Love you Madam Vice President-elect!” Emhoff tweeted right back at her.