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Lawyers Tackle Covid-19: Tamar Frankel of Boston University School of Law

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The novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, are having an unprecedented impact on businesses and individuals, and law…

Lawyers Tackle Covid-19: Nicholas Gravante Jr of Boies Schiller Flexner

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The novel coronavirus, Covid-19, is having an unprecedented impact on businesses and individuals, and law firms are doubling down to…

Firms Respond to Covid-19 Crisis with Free Legal Resources

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Photo by Denisismagilov / Dreamstime.com. In this uncertain time, many firms represented on this year’s Lawdragon 500 have taken the…

The 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

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We have never published a Lawdragon 500 guide at a moment of greater uncertainty. Courts are closed, the engine of...

Lawdragon Presents the 2020 Inductees to the 500 Hall of Fame

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Photo of Anita Hill by Ken Richardson. The 2020 inductions to the Lawdragon 500 Hall of Fame reflect the amazing…

Due Process Violation Claimed Over CIA Electronic Presence in 9/11 Pretrial

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Sketch by Janet Hamlin. Video and audio reaches the courtroom viewing gallery on a 40-second delay to prevent the spill…

Lead Lawyer’s Potential Exit From 9/11 Case Sparks Emotional Arguments

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Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba – James Harrington, the 75-year-old fixture of the Sept. 11 case, asked a military judge on…

Lead Defense Lawyer in Sept. 11 Case Asks To Leave, Creating Uncertainty for Path to Trial

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Defense attorney James Harrington.  Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba – One of the lead defense lawyers in the Sept. 11 military…

Lawdragon 500 Leading Family Lawyers

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We’re proud to publish the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Family Lawyers – a first-rate collection of the nation’s best advisors...

CIA’s Architect of Brutal Interrogations Claims He Later Held Hands of Accused 9/11 Mastermind

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Sketch by Janet Hamlin. James Mitchell (above) completed his testimony Friday morning before John “Bruce” Jessen took the stand. Guantanamo…

CIA Psychologist Threatened to Cut Throat of KSM’s Son in Quest to Stop More Attacks

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Sketch by Janet Hamlin. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad (left) confers with his defense team. Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba – Former CIA…

Rogue Agent Trained Interrogators of Sept. 11 Defendants, Program’s Architect Claims

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Sketch by Janet Hamlin. Defense attorney James Connell (left) completed his examination of James Mitchell on Thursday. Walter Ruiz, another…

CIA’s 9/11 Interrogation Leader Sheds Defiant Tears Testifying at Guantanamo Bay

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Sketch by Janet Hamlin. The judge, Air Force Col. Shane Cohen (left), watched defense lawyer James Connell question witness James…

Standing Tall: Cravath’s 200 Years of Pro Bono

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Photo of Darin McAtee, Damaris Hernández, Peter Barbur, Julie North and Antony Ryan by Laura Barisonzi. If a tale of…

Lawyer Limelight: Tom Melsheimer

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Photo by Justin Clemons. Becoming one of the best trial lawyers of a generation takes a rare consistency of achievement…

Law Student Limelight: Asia Thompson of New York Law School

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Getting through law school can be a challenge for all types of students, even for those who do not have…

Lawdragon 500: The Legends of 2019

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It’s no wonder that each year we struggle to find the right words to describe the astounding group of advocates...

Lawyer Limelight: Lauren Angelilli

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Photo by Laura Barisonzi. Handling the tax side of corporate deals is especially demanding at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where…

FBI Witness in Sept. 11 Case Was Present At Overseas Interrogations of Defendant in 2002

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Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba – The FBI collaborated with the CIA in its “black site” interrogations of the Sept. 11 defendants,…

Lawyer Limelight: Elaine Golin

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Many of the best lawyers we’ve written about knew they wanted to be lawyers at an early age, perhaps following…

FBI Involvement in CIA Black Site Interrogations Confirmed by Third Witness

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

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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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