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, Apr/May 2024

Victor spearheaded coverage of the ABA Journal's annual "State of the Legal Profession" feature, which focuses on the dearth of civil legal aid lawyers in America.

He also edited the Business of Law section, which included stories about what happened to the game-changing potential of the Metaverse, when should law firms consider mergers, and a column about how generative AI and traditional research can co-exist in this new era.


ABA Journal, Feb/Mar 2024

For the ABA Journal's annual class of Legal Rebels, Victor chose the overall theme of generative AI tools and how they are already disrupting the legal industry and edited the various entries.

Meanwhile, he edited the Business of Law section, which included stories about how law firms are maintaining diversity in light of a recent Supreme Court case outlawing affirmative action, how to build law firm culture in the age of remote/hybrid work, and New York's new AI regulations.


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.