Meet the Ex-Wiley Rein Partner Leading DOJ's Defense of Basically Everything

Brett Shumate, a top lawyer in the U.S. Justice Department's civil division, has crisscrossed the country as the Trump administration's first line of defense in some of the most visible cases brought so far against the White House. Immigration. Voting rights. Sanctuary cities. Regulatory rollbacks. President Donald Trump and conflicts of interest. Shumate, who jumped to government work from Wiley Rein this year, has been the point man in court in all of these cases for Main Justice. Here's what to know about him.

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  • Meet the Ex-Wiley Rein Partner Leading DOJ's Defense of Basically Everything

    By Marcia Coyle and Cogan Schneier

    Brett Shumate, a top lawyer in the U.S. Justice Department's civil division, has crisscrossed the country as the Trump administration's first line of defense in some of the most visible cases brought so far against the White House. Immigration. Voting rights. Sanctuary cities. Regulatory rollbacks. President Donald Trump and conflicts of interest. Shumate, who jumped to government work from Wiley Rein this year, has been the point man in court in all of these cases for Main Justice. Here's what to know about him.

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