The former White House attorney will lead the newly established Washington, DC branch of Los Angeles-based law firm Browne George Ross O’Brein Annaguey & Ellis LLP.
The company said in a statement that Cipollone will join the company as a namesake and member of its executive committee. The company name is changed to Ellis George Cipollone.
Pat Philbin and Kate Todd also join the firm, which both worked under Cipollone at the White House City Hall.
Former President TrumpDonald Trump opposes short-term debt increase, warns against being ‘held hostage’ to filibuster Facebook whistleblower to meet with January 6 committee: reports 44 percent of Republicans want Trump to run again in 2024: survey MORE chose Cipollone to serve as an adviser to the White House in 2018, replacing then-adviser Don McGhan.
Cipollone in particular led the defense team during Trump’s first indictment last year. The team also included Ken Starr, Alan DershowitzAlan Morton Dershowitz How to mess with Texas’ anti-abortion bounty? Use it on arms sales These calls to accuse Biden: As wrong as they were with Trump Larry David, Alan Dershowitz gets into verbal quarrels in the grocery store more, Pam Bondi, Robert Jay and Jane Raskin.
Trump was accused in December 2019 of abusing power and preventing Congress from pressuring the President of Ukraine to investigate the relationship between the then presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden and Xi Jinping hold virtual summit before the end of this year Facebook whistleblower to meet with January 6 committee: report On The Money – Presented by NRHC – Senate approaches debt ceiling – ceasefire MORE‘s family. The Senate acquitted Trump of both charges in February last year.
Prior to his time as a White House counselor, Cipollone spent most of his career at the law firm Kirkand & Ellis.
Christopher Landau, who also served as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico under Trump, joined the firm.