Today, with the increased likelihood of political blowback and client retaliation, there is the chance that your partners will be disturbed by the representation. [W]e may be headed in that direction [of firms having to choose sides.] It is as divided and politically charged as it has ever been.
— Nick Gravante, co-chair of global litigation at Cadwalader, in comments given to Law.com on the sometimes highly controversial nature of representing clients in today’s overly politicized world. A “wrong” move could potentially affect the firm’s place in the market, including but not limited to retention of clients and talent.
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