Trump conflict of interest concerns over links with law firm run by Philippine government official | US news | The Guardian hiring a firm run by a high-ranking member of the Philippine government, Trump opens himself to accusations of wittingly or unwittingly paying a foreign official to secure the interests of his private business. Elpidio C Jamora Jr is one of four named partners at the Manila-based law office that acts as a representative to register trademarks for both the Trump Organization and Ivanka Trump’s personal brand. The lawyer also serves as the chairman of the country’s largest state-owned and run construction company, the Philippine National Construction Corporation (PNCC), according to the body’s website and Jamora’s resumé.