DOMA Law Firm Ditches Case, Top Lawyer Paul Clement to Defend Law With Another Firm

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April 25, 2011

"Law firm King & Spalding announced Monday it will not defend the Defense of Marriage Act on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives. Afterward, Paul Clement, the partner who had taken the case, announced he intends to defend the law with another firm...

"Jon Davidson, legal director of Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for LGBT equality, told The Huffington Post that defending the law would likely hurt King & Spalding's effort to recruit lawyers. He added that he would also be no longer comfortable working with the firm on cases.

"'As legal director, I would take the position that we should not use them as cooperating attorneys with us—that is, people who work with us on a pro bono basis in cases,' said Davidson. 'I wouldn't want to team with them, so long as they're actively harming our community by defending DOMA.'"

Read more on the Huffington Post.