Steven Giller v. King & Spalding


More lawyers on the left say Paul Clement was right and King & Spalding were gutless wonders.

Benjamin Wittes notes what Steve Gillers of NYU told National Public Radio this morning:

NYU Law professor Stephen Gillers, a specialist in legal ethics, says Clement was “entirely right,” and that “King & Spalding was scared off by the prospect of becoming a pariah.”

In the New York Times, Gillers goes further–making a similar point to the one I made last night:

But Stephen Gillers, an expert in legal ethics at the New York University law school, said the firm caved in, adding that the “firm’s timidity here will hurt weak clients, poor clients and despised clients.”