With Randy Mastro’s potential nomination for New York City corporation counsel generating controversy, many in the New York legal community have come out in support of the prominent litigator, including leading partners at the largest law firms, seeking to quell concerns over his selection.

After some city council members expressed disapproval over Mastro, a who’s who of lawyers, including former judges, prosecutors, government officials and Big Law partners, have issued statements praising the King & Spalding partner, such as Mary Jo White of Debevoise & Plimpton; Jonathan Lippman of Latham & Watkins; Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick of Greenberg Traurig; Cyrus Vance Jr. of Baker & McKenzie; Barry Berke of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel; Jeh Johnson and Loretta Lynch of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; and Sally Yates, also of King & Spalding;