Lawyers arguing in the same-sex marriage cases

The National Law Journal

Paul Clement
Partner, Bancroft PLLC
Assignment: Defending DOMA
Previous arguments: 65
The connection: When the Obama administration decided in February 2011 to stop defending DOMA, the House Republican-led Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group decided to pick up the slack and hire the best. Clement, often cited as the top U.S. Supreme Court advocate of his generation, signed on for a $500,000 fee, later upped to $1.5 million. Famed for his confident, no-notes presentation, Clement can parry almost every sling and arrow headed his way—even when delivered by Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom he once clerked. Clement's brother Bret, an Indianapolis lawyer, once gave him a grudging compliment for his argument style: "He's obviously fairly bright. I don't think I could do that, and I'm not exactly a dummy."

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