Some of my Favorite Charticles

 Sadly, I couldn't convince my editors to run this... (image via YouTube)

Sadly, I couldn't convince my editors to run this... (image via YouTube)

When I was at American Lawyer, I happened to come up with lots of ideas for graphics, charts, and charticles for the front-of-the-book section. Here are some of my favorites. (NOTE: I did NOT do the artwork - only the written parts).

- ... And in This Corner: A lawyer and his nemesis jump back in the ring. A look at the ongoing war of words between WWE's top outside counsel Jerry McDevitt of K&L Gates and journalist Irv Muchnick. (The American Lawyer, February 2011).

- Rogue's Gallery: Chadbourne & Parke partner Abbe Lowell has represented a "who's who" of Washington's elite. (The American Lawyer, May 2012).

- Golden Parachute: Am Law firms have been a nice landing spot for defeated Presidential and Vice-Presidential nominees. (The American Lawyer, October 2012).

- Tour de Force: A selection of quotes from Lance Armstrong's lawyers defending the biker, over the years, from doping allegations. (The American Lawyer, March 2013).

- Ex Post Facto: In late January, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in- validated President Barack Obama’s controversial recess appointments in 2012 which filled three vacancies on the National labor relations Board. The court defined "recess" narrowly - to the point that most recess appointments made in modern times would have failed the test. Here are notable recess appointments featuring Am Law lawyers. (The American Lawyer, April 2013).

- Starting at the Top: In March, Paul Weiss partner Roberta Kaplan made her U.S. Supreme Court debut when she argued on behalf of an octogenarian widow challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Kaplan joins the ranks of other Am Law lawyers who have made their maiden arguments before the high court on landmark cases. (The American Lawyer, May 2013).

Victor Li

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