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Giving Voice to The Silenced: Anatomy of a Sexual Abuse Practice at Taylor & Ring

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Natalie Weatherford by Amy Cantrell. Long before the #MeToo movement brought sexual abuse and harassment to the forefront of our…

Hagens Berman Partner Anthony D. Shapiro, 1957-2020

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Anthony D. Shapiro, a partner at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, died Nov. 16, 2020, from cancer. He was 62. The…

Lawyer Limelight:
Philip Harnett Corboy Jr.

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Photo by Michelle Nolan. As the pandemic continues, trial lawyer Philip Harnett Corboy Jr. has grown increasingly concerned that the…

A Pandemic, a Hot Market and “All Systems Go” for Cravath’s Capital Markets Team

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Photo of Andy Pitts and Craig Arcella by Laura Barisonzi. Dealmakers everywhere had reason for high hopes as they greeted…

Next 9/11 Judge Will Inherit Clashes Over Witnesses, New Defender and Covid Safety

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Sketch of Guantanamo courtroom by Janet Hamlin. The January testimony of Dr. James Mitchell, the contract psychologist who designed the…

The 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers

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For the third consecutive year, Lawdragon is proud to publish its indispensable guide to the heroic lawyers throughout the U.S.…

Leading Antitrust Lawyer, Hollis Salzman, 1965-2020

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Hollis Salzman passed away following an automobile accident in New York on Oct. 3. One of the nation’s leading antitrust…

Hall of Fame Trial Lawyer Steve Yerrid on the Courage to Be the Storm

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The year is 1985. A young man goes to deposit money after hours in a trendy new Automated Teller Machine…

Alexandra Korry 1959-2020

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Alexandra D. Korry, 61, passed away from ovarian cancer on Sept. 29. She was one of a kind, a tough…

Ginsburg Gratitude Inspires D.C.’s Young and Old: A Photo Essay

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Daughter. Student. Marty. Wife. Columbia Law Graduate. Pregnant. Discrimination. Determination. Dissent. Clerkship. Professor. Mother. Gathering Storm. ACLU. Women’s Rights. Men’s…

The Lawdragon 500 Legends of 2020

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Photo of Sherrilyn Ifill by Greg Endries. Putting together our 15-year anniversary issue has been a rewarding task during these…

Lawyer Limelight: Cornell Boggs

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Cornell Boggs recently joined Quarles & Brady as Of Counsel and Senior Strategic Advisor. The dual position is perfectly suited…

Lawyer Limelight: Maria Rodriguez

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Many top lawyers develop a sense early in life that they are headed for a career in the law, but…

The 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers

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We’re delighted to present the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America for 2020. These 500 lawyers specialize in…

Bill Reid Shares War Stories on New Podcast About the Law

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A new podcast from LawClerk, a network for freelance lawyers, features an illuminating interview with Reid Collins & Tsai founder Bill Reid.…

The 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers

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If you’re going through hell, keep going. That’s the life spirit of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Bankruptcy & Restructuring…

The 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers

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We’re delighted to introduce the inaugural Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers. Covid-19 has businesses crumbling left and…

Steve Susman: 1941-2020

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Stephen D. Susman, founder of Susman Godfrey, died Tuesday, July 14, at the age of 79. His irrepressible journey was…

How Law Firms Can Fight Racism in Their Hiring

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From left to right: Ron Krock, Lena Konanova, and Bria Delaney of Selendy & Gay. Every major law firm has…

Trial Lawyer Ray Boucher On His Career Helping Injured Plaintiffs

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Photo by Robert Bliss. It's in the moments of solitude at the base of a Colorado mountain that you might…

Catching up with Alec Karakatsanis on the Frontlines of the Covid-19 Legal Response

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Photo by Eli Meir Kaplan. Alec Karakatsanis and his team at Civil Rights Corps have been at the forefront of…

NEWS & UPDATES ON TWITTER

Sexual abuse litigation has shifted dramatically since the Catholic Church cases in the 90s, through the #MeToo movement ongoing today. @TaylorRingLaw has been at the forefront of finding justice for victims -- and they're not slowing down any time soon https://t.co/ecErR6LcrE
"I ran out of my conference room and sprinted five blocks – not an easy task in a suit and heels – praying he would wait and hear me out." War stories from a top legal recruiter: @MLAGlobal #backwardsandinheels #lawtwitter #womeninlaw https://t.co/vCsz0dXeJm
“He told me, ‘Chris, whatever you do, don’t become a trial lawyer,’” Searcy recalls. “But...I noticed that Dad and the other plaintiff trial lawyers were a whole lot more fun to be around than most grownups.” #trial #Litigation #legallegend @SearcyTalk https://t.co/jDGFkVQiUJ
Joshua Budwin on the early training and #mentoring of associates at McKool Smith: "Our young people have the confidence to go and take a two- or three-hour deposition instead of wasting all day on something because they know what’s important." #Lawyers https://t.co/zzJuhbTDx4

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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