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Behind the Trial: Diane Sullivan

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. When Diane Sullivan is considering how best to explain an arcane topic to a jury – a…

Unsung Heroes of the Military Commissions: Paralegal Krystal Baker

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If you hang around the military commissions long enough, you’re bound to hear some of the participants repeat a few…

Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers For 2019

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We’re proud to publish the 2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers – a stellar collection of lawyers from coast...

Dispute About Inception of U.S. War with Al Qaeda is Over – Or Not – in Sept. 11 Case

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Defense attorney James Connell wants a full hearing to argue that the U.S. and al Qaeda were not at war…

100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2019

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We are in the age of litigation finance, should you have any doubt. Want proof? Burford, the $5B legal finance…

Guantanamo Hearing Details 9/11 Defendants’ Phone Calls Prior to Attacks

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Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba –  Oral arguments in the Sept. 11 case this week provided details of recorded phone calls allegedly…

Legal Consultant Ted Scott Discusses “Law Rocks” Fundraiser for Nonprofits

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This week, Law Rocks USA will kick off another concert series – its 8th annual – showcasing the musical talent…

Behind the Trial: Judge William Alsup

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For nearly 50 years, San Francisco District Judge William Alsup has earned his reputation as one of the best and…

Lawyer Limelight: Dean Ward Farnsworth, University of Texas Law School

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In an age of law school malaise, Ward Farnsworth stands out. He would stand out in any crowd for a…

Lawdragon 2019 Hall of Fame Inductions Announced

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Photo of Tom Moore and Judy Livingston by Hugh Williams.  Lawdragon launched the Hall of Fame component to our Lawdragon…

Law Student Limelight: Tareian King of Pace University

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Tareian King wants any future employer to know that she is a multifaceted thinker – and it’s unlikely she’ll encounter…

Trial Lawyer Michael Rakower Discusses His Court Victory in Non-Profit Benefits Case

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Growing a successful litigation boutique requires a steady stream of victories – and often obtaining them against larger opponents. Michael…

Judge in Sept. 11 Case Rejects Conflict Accusation After Paralegal Questioned, But Medical Issue Ends Session

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Defense attorney James Harrington appeared in court this week in a session cut short by a medical issue affecting the…

Lawyer Limelight: Stephen Zack

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If there is an “Only in America” lawyer, it may well be Stephen N. Zack of Boies Schiller Flexner. The Detroit-born,…

Lawyer Limelight: Anita Hill

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Photos by Ken Richardson. Before #MeToo, there was Anita Hill. In 1991, the scholarly law professor told her story. Of…

Redemption Road: Cravath’s Supreme Court Victory for American Express

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Cravath traversed a do-or-die path to a U.S. Supreme Court victory for AmEx that will change competition for years to…

The Disruptors: Keller Lenkner Moves From Legal Finance to Practicing Law

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Photo of Travis Lenkner, Ashley Keller and Adam Gerchen by Michelle Nolan. Lawyers fear change. It’s ingrained. Required. Incrementalism is…

Attorneys in Sept. 11 Case Battle Over Adequacy of Bleak Torture Descriptions

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David Nevin is the lead defense attorney for Khalid Shaikh Mohammad. Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba – Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the…

The Producers: Robin Cohen

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Photo by Dave Cross. Lawdragon is presenting a series looking at lawyers who produce vast amounts of business for their…

Lawyer Limelight: David Anders

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi.  Scoring a perfect trial record as an assistant U.S. attorney in the nation’s most elite prosecutorial…

Titan of the Trial Bar: Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Thomas Demetrio

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Photo by Michelle Nolan. There is a grace in symmetry, a poetry in a life incredibly well-lived. And electricity when…

NEWS & UPDATES ON TWITTER

RT @GitmoWatch: 9/11 military commission has ordered expedited briefing on whether this ruling means that a military judge who worked in th…
This incredible series of events in the USS Cole case started with a FOIA request by @carolrosenberg last year when… https://t.co/5BM5vDxA1L
You can watch Ben Farley @br_farley, a defense lawyer and international law expert in the Sept. 11 case at… https://t.co/0hVEeYyZiD
RT @MDParadis: #BREAKING: Judicial misconduct in Guantanamo sets the USS COLE case back to 2015. DC Circuit Court of Appeals invalidates fo…

From the Archives 

Guantanamo Bay: A Video Introduction

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About this Lawdragon short documentary “Guantanamo Bay: A Video Introduction” takes viewers inside the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Joint Task…

Being There: David Boies’ First 50 Years in Court

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Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser. Artwork by Stephanie Blackman.  It’s Vegas, baby, and the tables are warming up. But first, let’s…

Pretrial of the Century: The Sept. 11 Case at Guantanamo Bay

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This Pentagon-approved sketch by court artist Janet Hamlin from June 2014 shows the perspective from the viewing gallery at the…

Rwanda’s Long Road to Justice

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Mass graves at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center (Photo by John Ryan) Magazine Feature: In the nearly 20 years since the…

Corporate America’s Main Street

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Vice Chancellor Leo Strine of the Delaware Court of Chancery (Photo by Hugh Williams) Richard Posner should have been a…

Apartheid’s Legal Legacy

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu chaired the TRC and later supported prosecutions for non-participants. Photo by Komelau/Dreamstime.com. Magazine Feature: South Africa’s successful…

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