Despite claiming he wouldn’t go into politics, Kamala Harris’s husband Doug Emhoff has quit his law firm job for a White House role.
According to the Associated Press, Emhoff will leave DLA Piper, where is a partner, by inauguration day on 20 January.
On Emhoff’s decision, he started by taking a leave of absence from the firm in August when vice president-elect Harris ran on Joe Biden’s ticket.
The Biden’s transition team is planning to bring to reality the future second man, to establish a role for him in the administration.
Meanwhile, Mr Emhoff has been “working with the Biden-Harris transition team to develop the portfolio he will focus on to support the work of the administration,” a Biden official told Fox News.
On his history, Emhoff joined DLA Piper in 2017 where he works with media, sports and entertainment clients, as well as intellectual property and technology, litigation, arbitration and investigations.
“Douglas Emhoff is a highly experienced litigator and strategic advisor,” his DLA Piper profile reads.
“Doug is known for tackling and resolving the toughest problems – whether by aggressively litigating high-stakes cases in the public glare or acting as a trusted advisor behind the scenes.
“For over 25 years, Doug has proven himself in courtrooms and boardrooms across California and around the country.”
While Ms Harris has made history to become the first female holder of the office , Emhoff is about to be the first male spouse of the vice president.