Bloomberg Law
Sept. 12, 2016, 9:48 PM

How the SCOTUS Firm Conservatives Love Got Acquired by Kirkland (in Two Weeks!)

Casey Sullivan

The big news that everyone in the legal market is buzzing about today is Kirkland & Ellis’s mass hire of 17 lawyers from the Bancroft law firm, a prominent Washington, D.C. boutique specializing in arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The firm, founded by Viet D. Dinh, staffs the former U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement, 50, who is currently representing Republicans in two political cases before the Supreme Court over how lawmakers draw district lines in Virginia and North Carolina.

Despite a couple of unspecified conflicts that needed some ironing out, the whole thing was put together over the course ...

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