Former SG Paul Clement on Leaving Kirkland & Ellis After It Decided to Withdraw from Second Amendment Cases


From Politico (Josh Gerstein); Clement received the right-to-carry case this morning, and Erin Murphy was on the briefs with him:

Former Solicitor General Paul Clement and Erin Murphy, an everyday Supreme Court litigator, mentioned they have been launching their very own agency after Chicago-based Kirkland & Ellis determined to step again from gun-related litigation.

“We got a stark alternative: both withdraw from ongoing representations or withdraw from the agency,” Clement mentioned in an announcement. “Anyone who is aware of us and our views relating to skilled accountability and consumer loyalty is aware of there was just one course open to us: We couldn’t abandon ongoing representations simply because a consumer’s place is unpopular in some circles.”

Through a agency spokesperson, Kirkland confirmed its determination however didn’t clarify its rationale for dropping gun circumstances.

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