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Nixon in New York

The first book to take a deep dive into Richard Nixon’s legal career and how it helped prepare him for his victorious 1968 Presidential campaign

“Well-researched and illuminating”Thomas Byrne Edsall, NY Times columnist and professor at Columbia University School of Journalism.

“An engaging and well-written book that illuminates Nixon through the exploration of the midpoint of his career” — Kirkus Reviews

“[I]t deserves consideration in competition with John Farrell’s or Evan Thomas’s recent, massive Nixon biographies” Choice Reviews.

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About Victor:

Victor Li is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Chicago. He is the author of the book Nixon in New York: How Wall Street Helped Richard Nixon Win the White House. He is currently an assistant managing editor with the ABA Journal, covering the business of law and legal technology. He hosts the Legal Rebels Podcast under the auspices of Legal Talk Network. He previously worked at ALM Media Properties in New York City for over three years, serving as a staff reporter for Law Technology News and The American Lawyer. His work has also been featured in Corporate CounselThe Am Law DailyThe New York Law JournalThe National Law JournalTexas Lawyer and The Litigation Daily, as well as The Utica Observer DispatchThe Huffington PostThe Columbia JournalistAmherst MagazineSoccerlens, and The Berkshire Eagle.

He has an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, a J.D. from Tulane University Law School and a B.A. in history from Amherst College. He lives in Chicago with his wife, son and dog. (More

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ABA Journal, Dec 2023/Jan 2024

Victor edited a feature examining the controversy surrounding DoNotPay, a chatbot billed as the "World's First Robot Lawyer" that was once the darling of the legaltech and A2J worlds.

He also edited the Business of Law section, which included stories about how law firms are deciding which social media platforms to prioritize, the future of law firm diversity programs in a post-affirmative action world, and a column about running a virtual/hybrid practice.


ABA Journal, Oct/Nov 2023

Victor edited the Business of Law section, which included stories about whether lawyers have a responsibility to prevent their clients from laundering money through attorneys fees, and how lawyers are using generative AI products like ChatGPT to help them run their practices more efficiently.

Additionally, Victor edited a column about legal ethics and the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege.


ABA Journal, Aug/Sept 2023

For the ABA Journal's annual law and pop culture feature, Victor wrote about sci-fi movies and shows and how many of those techniques, machines and algorithms are already being utilized by law enforcement.

Meanwhile, he edited the Business of Law section, which included stories about the future of remote working now that the pandemic is fading, how COVID-19 changed e-discovery and the challenges facing small firms as they comply with pay transparency laws.