Bloomberg Law
Feb. 16, 2023, 9:59 PM

Trump 2020 Lawyer John Eastman Fights California Ethics Case (1)

Zoe Tillman
Zoe Tillman
Bloomberg News

John Eastman, the conservative lawyer who helped lead former President Donald Trump’s failed legal strategy to undermine the results of the 2020 presidential election, is fighting efforts by California regulators to strip his law license.

In a 112-page court filing, Eastman’s lawyers denied that he had violated attorney ethics rules. They argued that his activities following the 2020 election and the legal advice he gave to Trump were rooted in evidence and legal scholarship.

The State Bar of California’s Chief Trial Counsel filed a complaint in January accusing Eastman of promoting false election fraud claims and of providing legal ...

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