Elon Musk Calls for Boycott of Latham & Watkins Because They Are Involved in Helping San Francisco Homeless In Lawsuit

My favourite law firm of the week is officially Latham & Watkins

The San Francisco Standard reports

Tech mogul Elon Musk has called for a boycott of global law firm Latham & Watkins for providing legal support to a San Francisco nonprofit that’s suing the city over the rights of homeless people.

The lawsuit, brought by a local advocacy nonprofit called the Coalition on Homelessness, alleges the city has broken federal law by displacing homeless people and destroying their property without providing them shelter beds.

Latham & Watkins LLP is working with the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area on behalf of the coalition in the case, which resulted in a preliminary injunction in December that restricted the city from enforcing laws against lodging on the street.

Musk, who owns X Corp (formerly Twitter) and runs Tesla and SpaceX, joined Y Combinator CEO Garry Tan, who demanded the law firm resign from the case following a controversial hearing that featured dueling rallies outside a federal courthouse last Wednesday.

“Let’s ask our companies to cease all work with @lathamwatkins,” Musk tweeted in reply to Tan on Friday.

“They want war? Let’s give it to them. We cannot let these snakes win or San Francisco will end up like Detroit,” Musk tweeted in a separate reply to Tan on Saturday.

Latham & Watkins didn’t respond to a request for comment by publication time.