The ‘First Second Gentleman’ — Who or What is Doug Emhoff?


New York-born lawyer Doug Emhoff has worked for a variety of entertainment and corporate clients in his 30-year career, but his wisest career move may have been marrying then-California attorney-general Kamala Harris, soon to be US vice-president.

The husband of US vice-president elect Kamala Harris is set to become the ‘first second gentleman’ today, but who is Doug Emhoff?

Politically correct but grammatically confounding, Emhoff’s epithet comes on top his claim to be the first Jewish spouse of a US president or vice-president — once Harris and president-elect Joe Biden are sworn in later today in a ‘virtual’ ceremony guarded by some 25,000 troops.

In his gushing Twitter page, the Veep’s hubby said he’d been “doing his homework” on how top fill the ceremonial role once played by Jill Biden, soon-to-be- promoted to First Lady.

​Like Biden and Harris — a former California attorney-general — Emhoff is a lawyer. The couple wed in 2014, during Harris’ stint as A-G and before she briefly became a senator for the state. Emhoff has two children by his ex-wife and small-time film producer Kerstin. They divorced in 2008. 

Emhoff resigned from his position at law firm DLA Piper in November to take up a job in Biden’s — and his own wife’s — transition team.

Merck-y Legal Past

Emhoff, who is licensed to practice law in California and Washington DC, worked at the firm’s Los Angeles office from 2017. He represented “large domestic and…

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