The Firm’s partnership arrangements make it possible to form a large team of lawyers with diverse skills and knowledge about such things as team management, economics and the marketplace, good public policy choices, the media and public response, the courts, the opposition, and the client. Litigated disputes of the kind undertaken by the Firm typically involve the formation and execution of litigation strategy decisions at the pre-trial, trial, appellate, and settlement phases of each litigation. Moreover, the Firm accepts representation in adjudication of cases connected with more than one state, principally through consideration of choice of law, personal jurisdiction, and respect for prior judgments.
As part of the Firm’s pro bono and constitutional practice, the attorneys focus on the constitutional law of freedom of speech. Assignments undertaken in this respect include advocacy of unlawful conduct, defamation, invasion of privacy, commercial speech, obscenity and pornography, offensive speech, symbolic expression, restrictions on the speech of or in respect of government employees, restrictions on speech in schools and colleges, the relevance of free speech principles to museums and libraries, protest in public places, regulation of campaign expenditures and communications, freedom of the press as a distinct principle, and regulation of the electronic media.