Asked if confidentiality would be a sticking point for the university, Rothweiler said: "Oh God absolutely."
Considering the national scrutiny and the prospect of a sympathetic jury, Rothweiler said the plaintiffs' attorneys had the upper hand. At the end of the day though, if Rothweiler were representing an accuser and the university were willing to sign off on his demand, with a confidentiality stipulation, Rothweiler said he'd take it.
That is, unless the client and his family insisted upon it, he said.
A number of defense attorneys, both local and from out of state, either declined comment or did not return a call from The Legal for this story.
A university spokesperson did not return a request for comment. The university's lead attorney, James A. Keller of Saul Ewing, was on trial and was not available.