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Lawyer Limelight: Deneen Howell

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Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan.  Inspired by her mother and legal dramas such as “L.A. Law” and “Hill Street Blues,”…

Disputes Over Plea Negotiations in Sept. 11 Case Halted by Hurricane Florence

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Flags at Camp Justice were lowered on Tuesday in recognition of the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Guantanamo Naval…

Defense Seeks Recusal of New Judge Who Claims Little Memory of His Feelings On Sept. 11, 2001

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The military judge decided Tuesday not to recuse himself but said defense teams could raise challenges again based on new…

Lawyer Limelight: Thomas J. Nolan

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Photo by Hugh Williams.  If you were casting the Cinderella story of lawyers, you’d have to give consideration to Thomas…

Suppression of “Clean Team” Statements a Turning Point in Sept. 11 Case

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Photo of the courtroom used for the Sept. 11 case provided by Joint Task Force Guantanamo Public Affairs. A military…

Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers

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We’re thrilled to introduce the newest addition to our acclaimed 500 series – the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers....

Lawyers in Sept. 11 Case Claim CIA-FBI Collusion Taints All Interrogations

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Defense lawyers James Connell (left) and Marine Lt. Col. Derek Poteet took questions from reporters before the July 23-27 pretrial…

Lawyer Douglas Wigdor on #MeToo Litigation and His Career in Employment Law

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Photo provided by the firm. Douglas Wigdor of Wigdor LLP has been battling employment discrimination and sexual assault through civil…

100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists of 2018

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The challenges faced by law firms are a fun-house mirror of a first-world problem. Yes, there are children crying on…

Lawdragon 500: The Legends (2018)

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Remember the iconic advertisement asking, “What becomes a legend most?” For lawyers, it’s greatness at winning iconic trials, bringing litigation...

Implementing Workplace Guidelines to Ease the Transition for Transitioning Employees

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When people think of #MeToo and #TimesUp – movements that have engulfed our national narrative – we immediately conjure images…

Manatt Selects Donna L. Wilson as Managing Partner and CEO

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Photo of Bill Quicksilver and Donna L. Wilson by Amy Cantrell. Manatt has selected Donna L. Wilson as its new…

Lawyer Limelight: Eric Madden

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To say Eric Madden is a small-town boy is an understatement. With just four-dozen students in his high school class,…

Trump’s Role as Tweeter-in-Chief Could Compromise 9/11 Prosecution

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Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead. Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba – The tweeting habits of President Trump finally gave prosecutors, defense…

Battle Over Protection of CIA Agents Pits Duty Versus National Security in Sept. 11 Hearings

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Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba – The battle over whether lawyers for the five men accused in the 9/11 terrorist attacks are entitled…

Behind the Trial: Elkan Abramowitz

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Elkan Abramowitz of Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello is known by many as the Dean of the New York…

2018 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers

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Lawdragon is proud to present the 2018 Guide to the Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers, the result of hundreds of law…

Lawyer Limelight: Bobby Chesney

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Photo by Jennifer Hancock. As much as he liked Davis Polk, where he worked as a litigator, Bobby Chesney always planned…

Lawyer Limelight – Guantanamo: Richard Kammen and the USS Cole Case

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Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kilho Park/JTF-Guantanamo Public Affairs. Any lawyer who specializes in death penalty work expects to face…

Lawdragon Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductions

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Photo by Josh Ritchie. Launched in 2015, the Lawdragon Hall of Fame celebrates lawyers whose mark on the legal profession…

Litigators Garland Stephens and John Lane Team Up for Death Penalty Reversal

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Experienced patent litigators Garland Stephens and  John Lane  are well used to the courtroom along with the patience required to guide…

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RT @BobbyChesney: Rod Rosenstein may be on the way out, but he did manage to oversee today's publication of the revised U.S. Attorney's Man…
RT @KannonShanmugam: A superb amicus brief in Sudan v. Harrison filed by @PeterStris on behalf of VFW. This thread, and Peter's brief, are…
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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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