King & Spalding Tries To Explain Why They Dumped a Client


Every day we hear of more people dumping K&S for "cutting and running" --here's the firm's attempt at damage control:

The head of King & Spalding's Washington office is accepting blame for what he calls the "misunderstanding" that led the firm last month to accept, and then drop, the U.S. House of Representatives as a client in same-sex marriage litigation.

The statement by J. Sedwick "Wick" Sollers comes in a story today from The Daily Report, an Atlanta-based affiliate of The National Law Journal. The newspaper reports other new details about King & Spalding’s reversal, including that the firm’s client-vetting committee did not examine the House’s contract until after then-partner Paul Clement signed it.