Richard W. Painter

S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law

Prof. Richard Painter Quoted in Bloomberg Law about Jeffrey Clark’s Attempt to Fight Sanctions

Professor Richard Painter was quoted in Bloomberg Law about Jeffrey Clark’s attempt to fight sanctions due to his role in attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The former U.S. assistant attorney general told a three-judge D.C. Court of Appeals panel that the D.C. Bar lacks jurisdiction to sanction him, including possible disbarment. Professor Painter said that sanctions, especially disbarment, would hinder Donald Trump’s ability to tap Clark for a high-ranking post in a new administration sanctions. “I don’t think he could do anything at DOJ,” Painter said, including jobs that would require him to sign briefs or appear in court.