The California Assembly will not renew its contract with Covington and Burling, the law firm of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder who Democratic legislative leaders enlisted earlier this year to help craft legal strategy to oppose Trump administration policies.
“We have received valuable guidance from Covington & Burling over the past four months. We will continue to seek their guidance as the need arises,” Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, said in a statement Thursday.
Rendon and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, announced the $25,000-a month contract with Holder’s firm in January. The Senate has not announced its plans for the contract.