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Lawyer Limelight: Jason S. Kim

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Jason S. Kim of Los Angeles’ Blank Rome remembers growing up in Seoul, South Korea, watching “Wonder Woman” and “The…

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…

Government to Allow Black Site Investigations; Defense Says Huge Gaps in Torture Discovery Persist

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Defense attorney Alka Pradhan criticized the quality of the evidence provided by the government.  Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba – Nearly six years…

Securities Litigation Leader Brian Pastuszenski Discusses The Current Practice Horizon

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If you had to pick one lawyer who epitomizes elite securities litigation defense, you could do no better than Goodwin’s…

Skadden Roundtable: New Frontiers in Healthcare and Life Sciences

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Skadden partners Jennifer Bragg, James Carroll, Lisa Gilford and Graham Robinson. In August, Gilead Sciences announced it was acquiring Kite Pharmaceuticals…

Lawyer Limelight: Thomas Patrick Lane

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Photo by Dave Cross. Every once in a while, you meet a lawyer who doesn’t just give lawyers a good name,…

Cravath’s Evan Chesler Explains His List of Six on “Behind The Trial”

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When Courtland Reichman and Michael Coston of McKool Smith sat down to curate the trial lawyers who would be featured…

Classified Spills Cost Military Commissions $100K per Year, Add to Lawyer Fatigue

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Defense lawyer James Harrington said that threats to security clearances take a toll on his team members. The first pretrial session…

Insurance Recovery Lawyer Linda Kornfeld Discusses Move to Blank Rome

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Linda Kornfeld is a card-carrying member of the ultra-elite club of insurance recovery specialists. While it sounds like an arcane…

Lawyer Learning: New Podcast Series “Behind the Trial”

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A funny thing happened on the way to 24-hour legal news: We may know less in some respects about what…

Lawyer Limelight: Alec Karakatsanis

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Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan. Few lawyers in the Lawdragon 500 are having as significant an impact on our justice…

Defense Teams Outraged At Prohibition On Contacting CIA Black Site Witnesses

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Photo of defense attorney James Connell by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba – Pretrial arguments in the Sept….

Lawyer Limelight: Kirk Pasich

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Photo by Paulo Torres. Kirk Pasich has always run his own race. That explains why he recently finished the marathon…

Lawyer Limelight: Karen Dunn

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Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan. Anybody with an interest in politics and law has to marvel at – and admit…

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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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