LEGAL/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “The law firm representing senior White House adviser Jared Kushner has hired a veteran of prior White House investigations to handle press relations for the firm’s clients.
Abbe Lowell of Norton Rose Fulbright, a lawyer representing Mr. Kushner and other high-profile clients, has hired Peter Mirijanian, who has run his own public-relations firm for more than 10 years, according to a person familiar with the matter. Mr. Mirijanian wasn’t hired to work specifically on Mr. Kushner’s case, the person said.
Mr. Mirijanian once handled media relations for Jack Quinn, a lawyer and former White House chief of staff for President Bill Clinton who represented Marc Rich, the financier who was then seeking a pardon from the White House.
Mr. Lowell had been trying to hire someone to handle press calls regarding Mr. Kushner since late last year, and had been turned down by at least two other firms, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mr. Lowell has a number of high-profile clients besides Mr. Kushner. He also represents Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), whose trial on federal corruption charges ended in a hung jury in November. U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday they wouldn’t retry the senator.
Mr. Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a top adviser in the campaign and administration, has figured prominently in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of whether Trump associates colluded in Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. Mr. Trump has denied collusion, and Moscow has denied meddling.”

-Rebecca Ballhaus and Brody Mullins, “Law Firm Representing Kushner Appoints Public-Relations Veteran,” The Wall Street Journal online, Feb. 1, 2018 07:42pm