Lawyer in Intelligent-Design Case Leaves Pepper to Form Own Firm
Rothschild said Harvey had often talked about creating his own firm. While it has challenges because he will have to generate his own income, Harvey will have the opportunity to do diverse things, Rothschild said.
"His commitment to the public interest has grown," Rothschild said of Harvey. "This gives him flexibility to control how much of that he does and for what causes."
Harvey said he had unbelievable opportunities at Pepper Hamilton to handle pro bono matters and he plans to continue that work at his new firm. Harvey is also using his firm's website to discuss issues of importance to him—both legal and nonlegal—such as organ donation, homelessness and climate change.