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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…

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…

NEWS & UPDATES ON TWITTER

RT @howardlawschool: Meet Howard Law 3L student Makeda Osbourne, summer associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in NY, in the corporate and…
Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model https://t.co/pDVTtOgf43
Man Says Cardinal McCarrick, His ‘Uncle Ted,’ Sexually Abused Him for Years https://t.co/rgFgipN7lY
RT @HilarieBass: I urge all lawyers to join the @ABAesq and donate your time to help reunite these mothers and children through the ProBar…

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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