Kamala Harris’ husband to leave law firm for White House

Kamala Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, will leave his job as a partner at a law firm when his wife assumes her role as vice-president.

Vice president-elect Kamala Harris (right) and her husband Doug Emhoff. (Photo: KTLA)

Emhoff, who works at DLA Piper, will end ties with the law firm by Inauguration Day, January 20, said a campaign spokeswoman.

He has been on a leave of absence since Harris was announced as running mate for President-elect Joe Biden.

Emhoff’s firm had lobbied the federal government on behalf of corporate clients which some ethics experts say could have represented conflicts of interest as the Biden administration works on restoring trust following President Donald Trump’s term.

He is the first man to be a vice-presidential spouse with Harris’ selection as the first female vice-president.