Emhoff, a 56-year-old entertainment lawyer at international firm DLA Piper, has quit his law practice to avoid a conflict of interest. And by leaving corporate America – where the careers of white men like him often take priority – to take on the duties of second gentleman, he’s flipping gender norms at a level the nation has never before seen.
Counting both the House of Representatives and the Senate, 144 of 539 seats – or 27% – are held by women. That represents a 50% increase from the 96 women who were serving in the 112th Congress a decade ago, though it remains far below the female share of the overall U.S. population.
During Murphy’s tenure as president of the division, she helped produce successive years of record growth that led to client accounts more than doubling, to 26 million from 12 million, and client assets under advisement quadrupling, to more than $3.6 trillion from $916 billion.
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