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Statement by Chairman Richard M. Alexander Regarding the Assault on the Capitol

January 8, 2021

The recent events in our nation's capital were shocking to the world, to our country and to each of us individually. We experienced an assault on our democratic institutions, watched efforts to disenfranchise millions of Americans, witnessed a response by law enforcement that raises serious questions about justice in this country and confronted as a nation a fundamental attack on the rule of law. We also watched in horror as a city that many of us call our home was attacked by an angry mob, provoked by those who swore an oath to protect us as citizens. We condemn these actions in the strongest terms and expect that those responsible for this mayhem will be held accountable.

This spectacle is a stark reminder of why what we do as a law firm is so important. We will continue to use the power of the law, and the resources of the firm, to protect and defend the hard-fought framework for maintaining a peaceful, orderly and well-functioning nation, committed to the fair and equitable administration of justice, the protection of the sacred right to vote and the rule of law.

Richard M. Alexander