June 28, 2021

Jenner & Block Partner  Kirsten Hicks Spira is quoted in a Daily Journal article that examines the case of Erika Girardi trying to remove a prolific Twitter user as the special  litigation counsel investigating her possible involvement in her husband's alleged theft of client money. Ms. Spira, who is not involved in the case, said that rules of professional conduct prohibit a lawyer from making false comments on social media or if they have a likelihood of prejudicing a jury. But stating information that is on the public record is fine. "The bottom line is that whether any particular extrajudicial statement is permissible depends on consideration of many factors, such as whether the statement is false or deceptive, the timing of the statement, whether it is presenting clearly inadmissible evidence, and whether there is a gag order in place, among other things," she told the Daily Journal.