Most law firms love publicity.
But the San Francisco firm whose partner is the lead attorney for one of America´s most reviled defendants is being unusually shy in the high profile case. Morrison and Foerster says James Brosnahan and colleagues working on the case must defend John Walker Lindh, the so called American Taliban, under their own name, not the firm´s. Chairman Keith Wetmore says many of the firm´s two thousand employees fear for their safety because of the highly publicized case. Lindh is accused of conspiring to kill Americans abroad and supporting Osama bin Laden´s al-Qaida group and a second terrorist organization.