Caplin & Drysdale member Trevor Potter is part of S bipartisan lineup of former Republican and Democratic officials and a number of watchdog groups in urging President-elect Donald Trump to put his financial empire in the hands of an independent manager.
Others signing the letter included Norm Eisen, chief ethics officer under President Barack Obama; Richard Painter, chief ethics officer under President George W Bush. Trevor Potter, signed at a former Commissioner and Chairman of the Federal Election Commission. Potter served as counsel to 2008 GOP nominee John McCain's presidential campaign and now is president of the Campaign Legal Center in Washington.
"The last thing President-elect Trump should ever want is a never-ending battle over the conduct of his personal business affairs," Potter said.
Mr. Potter is also the head of Caplin & Drysdale’s Political Law Group.
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Excerpt taken from the article “Christie Whitman Urges Trump to Divest His Financial Holdings” by Jonathan D. Salant for NJ Advance Media and NJ.com.