The husband of vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has taken leave from the law firm he works for.
Douglas Emhoff “is currently on a leave of absence from the firm,” according to his profile on DLA Pipers website.
The development was first reported by The American Lawyer. A spokesman for the firm told the legal magazine that Emhoff is currently helping other attorneys take over the cases he was working on.
Emhoff, 55, did not respond to a request for comment.
The senators husband “has proven himself in courtrooms and boardrooms across California and around the country” for over 25 years, according to his profile, representing “large domestic and international corporations and some of todays highest profile individuals and influencers in complex business, real estate and intellectual property litigation dispute.”
There is no mention of Harris in the profile.
Emhoff joined the firm in 2017, with plans to be based in both Los Angeles and Washington.
“Doug has served as litigation counsel and trusted advisor for some of the biggest names in Hollywood and across the entertainment, media and sports spectrum,” Roger Meltzer, DLA Pipers global co-chairman and co-chairman for the Americas, said in a statement at the time. “His arrival is an important strategic move for us not just in Southern California, but for our wider global sector capabilities.”
The press release announcing the move also didnt mention Emhoffs wife.
Emhoff married Harris, 55, in 2014. He brought two children from a previous marriage; she has none.
Harris was the attorney general of California at the time. She was elected to the Senate in 2016.
Former Vice President Joe Biden chose Harris as his running mate last week. Biden _