Virginia AG Drops King & Spalding Over DOMA Flap

Law360, New York (April 29, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT) -- The controversy surrounding King & Spalding LLP's decision to represent — and then drop — lawmakers interested in defending the federal ban on gay marriage continued Friday as Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli reportedly terminated his relationship with the firm.

Cuccinelli's scathing termination letter to Washington partner Joseph Lynch was another blow to King & Spalding, which came under heavy criticism from national gay rights organizations and some Atlanta-area companies when news broke that it would defend the Defense of Marriage Act in legal challenges on...
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