At Courthouse News, Don McCue published a fact-based article. It reports that Rudy Giuliani resigned his position with BigLaw firm Greenberg Traurig.
The reason Giuliani gives is the "pressing demands" of his defense work associated with Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian involvement in Campaign 2016.
McCue does not speculate if there could be other factors triggering the parting of the ways between Giuliani and Greenberg Traurig.
But for so many others there is plenty of questioning.
For example, what has been obvious is that among diverse constituencies Giuliani's statements and decisions have been controversial. Ranging from his client U.S. president Donald Trump to the lawyers-journalists at Abovethelaw.com, he has been "edited" or downright attacked.
Such a development throws shade on the Greenberg Traurig brand.
In addition, there is the real possibility that Giuliani will join the growing list of lawyers resigning their positions associated with Trump. It would not be perceived well if, after that, he resumed his legal career with Greenberg Traurig. In some senses, he is "damaged goods."
Another issue is if Giuliani's legal prowess atrophied during his semi-retirement. His role shifted from hands-on practicing law to being more a business developer. In short, it could hurt the reputation of Greenberg Traurig to have such a supposedly diminished legal mind associated with the firm.
Overall, Giuliani's journey back into the spotlight could deep-six his legacy. The first line in his obituary could read, "His reputation was tarnished in the Trump Administration ..."
A career coach with experience guiding seasoned players might have advised Giuliani that joining the Trump legal team represented too major a risk to his reputation. Instead, he could have participated in some of the megawatt attention by arranging to be a political/legal commentator at a major media outlet.
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