Saturday, June 9, 2007
Quick. What do Oliver North, John Hinckley, William Bennett, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush all have in common? If you're thinking, They all did stupid shit in Washington D.C., you'd be right. But add Tim Duncan to the mix and what do you come up with?
The answer, it turns out, is buried in the President's recent Personnel announcement naming nine attorneys to the White House Counsel staff. Because two of the nine were recently partners at Williams & Connolly, a D.C. law firm that Legal Times once called "the Green Berets of high-stakes litigation."
In addition to the folks listed above, Williams & Connolly have also represented major corporations such as Halliburton, General Electric, Lockheed Martin and Arthur Andersen. Here's how the firm describes its approach on its website:
At Williams & Connolly, no case is too tough and no case is treated as routine. Every new challenge is examined with a fresh eye. As one of the firm's partners puts it: "There are nuances in every case. New problems. So you can't handle every case in the exact same way. We do not fight by the numbers. We do not fight the last war. We fight this war."
This fighting spirit, and the success it breeds, are what attract clients to Williams & Connolly.
Which should give you an idea of what to expect when the Congressional subpoenas start to fly.