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Politics Fact check: Doug Emhoff once represented Merck, but he isn't a 'big pharma' lawyer

23:10  12 november  2020
23:10  12 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Kamala Harris’s husband, Douglas C. Emhoff , has taken a leave of absence from the international law firm DLA Piper, a law Before joining DLA Piper, Mr. Emhoff had been a partner in Los Angeles for the firm Venable, where he represented an eclectic list of clients ranging from Merck and Walmart to

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The claim: Doug Emhoff is a 'big pharma lawyer,' and Joe Biden will mandate a vaccine for COVID-19

Kamala Harris standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and her husband Doug Emhoff take the stage during a drive-in get out the vote rally, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Philadelphia. © Michael Perez, AP Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and her husband Doug Emhoff take the stage during a drive-in get out the vote rally, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Philadelphia.

Posts online claim that Douglas Emhoff — the husband of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and the future "second gentleman" — is a "big pharma lawyer."

They say he was a lawyer for Merck, the company that makes Gardasil,  vaccine against human papillomavirusSubscribers.

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"Certainly no conflict of interest there, right?" reads the caption of a post on Facebook. "Anyone thinks Biden won't mandate Covid vaccine is in for a major shock."

The user behind the post has not responded to a request from USA TODAY for comment.

Fact check:: Neither Biden nor Trump is calling for mandated COVID-19 vaccines

Emhoff represented pharmaceutical firm Merck, but he specialized in other areas

It's true that Emhoff represented the pharmaceutical giant Merck in lawsuits tied to its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, per The New York Times.

Merck was one of a few controversial clients he represented in his decade as an attorney at the corporate law firm Venable. But he never specialized in pharmaceuticals.

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In 2017, he became a partner at DLA Piper in its practice on Intellectual Property and Technology and its sector for Media, Sport and Entertainment. In its announcement, it called him a "leading entertainment and IP litigator."

In August, when he took a leave from the firm to focus on his wife's campaign, Reuters described him as a "media, sports and entertainment litigator."

The campaign also confirmed to The Hill this week that he will depart the the firm by Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.

Biden has said vaccine mandate depends on effectiveness

USA TODAY has previously debunked claims that Joe Biden and Harris have said they will mandate a vaccine for COVID-19. In realty, Biden has said he will listen to advice from public health professionals and that a vaccine mandate would be based on its efficacy.

At a town hall in Philadelphia with ABC News on Oct. 15, a voter asked the former vice president if he would mandate that all Americans receive a vaccine if one were approved before the end of the year.

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In response, Biden said, “If the body of science is saying that this is what is ready to be done and they're — it's been tested and they've gone through the three phases — yes, I would take it and I'd encourage people to take it."

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He added that mandating its use would depend on what kind of positive impact it would have, and “the state of the nature of the vaccine when it comes out and how it’s being distributed.”

Still, he said "we should be talking about — depending on the continuation of the spread of the virus, we should be thinking about making it mandatory."

Biden also stated he would consider enforcing COVID-19 vaccines the way the measles vaccine is handled.

"You can't come to school until you have a measles shot. You can't," Biden said. "But you can't say, everyone has to do this." He added that he would encourage local and state leaders to implement mandates.

His plan to combat the coronavirus also has no mention of mandating vaccines.

Our rating: Partly false

Based on our research, the claim that Doug Emhoff is a "big pharma lawyer" and Joe Biden will mandate a vaccine for COVID-19 is PARTLY FALSE. It's true that Emhoff represented the pharmaceutical giant Merck. But his area of specialization is entertainment and intellectual property law. Biden also has not said he will mandate the vaccine for COVID-19 — though he also hasn't ruled it out.

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Our fact-check sources:

  • MerckVaccines.com, Accessed Nov. 11, Gardasil9 New York Times, Sept. 8, Will Doug Emhoff’s Legal Career Be an Issue for the Biden-Harris Ticket?
  • DLA Piper, Sept. 25, 2017, DLA Piper adds leading entertainment and IP litigator Douglas Emhoff in Los Angeles, Washington, DC
  • Reuters, Aug. 17, Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris' Big Law husband, takes leave from DLA
  • The Hill, Nov. 10, Harris's husband leaving law firm for role in Biden administration
  • USA TODAY, Oct. 27, Fact check: Neither Biden nor Trump is calling for mandated COVID-19 vaccines
  • ABC News, Oct. 15, Read the full transcript of Joe Biden's ABC News town hall
  • Joebiden.com, THE BIDEN PLAN TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND PREPARE FOR FUTURE GLOBAL HEALTH THREATS

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact check: Doug Emhoff once represented Merck, but he isn't a 'big pharma' lawyer

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