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Biden Liaison to Black Voters Leaves White House for Law Firm

  • Baker to become partner at Barnes & Thornburg in Washington
  • Biden carried more than 90% of Black vote in 2020 election
Trey Baker, left, with Joe Biden during a campaign stop in Jackson, Mississippi, on March 8, 2020.
Trey Baker, left, with Joe Biden during a campaign stop in Jackson, Mississippi, on March 8, 2020.Photographer: Rogelio V. Solis/AP

Trey Baker, who helped lead efforts to draw Black voters to Joe Biden in the 2020 election and worked as a conduit between the White House and the president’s African-American base, is leaving the administration. 

Baker, a senior White House adviser for public engagement, departs Monday to work as a partner in law firm Barnes & Thornburg’s Washington office. He was one of Biden’s longest-serving aides, working on his presidential campaign as national director of African-American engagement from September 2019 before subsequently joining the administration.