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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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Take a look at some of Victor’s published clips as both a reporter and an editor. Some have won awards. Others have been more or less ignored. That’s the life of a journalist.

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Latest Projects:


ABA Journal, Jun/Jul 2023

Victor pitched and supervised a feature examining ChatGPT and other large language models, their potential for disrupting the legal industry, and how law schools are already utilizing them, including guarding against incorrect/inaccurate information.

Additionally, he edited the Business of Law section, which included stories about how lawyers on TikTok are navigating a potential ban of the platform and how some firms are "right-sizing" after the recent hiring boom.


ABA Journal, Apr/May 2023

Victor edited two features for this issue. First, the cover story examines how oral advocates prepared for their big arguments before the Supreme Court. Second, the annual legal tips piece asked lawyers what they wished they had learned in law school.

Additionally, Victor edited the Business of Law section, which included stories about using AI tools to help lawyers pick juries, the impact of the CHIPS Act on lawyers. and Zoom fatigue and its effects of employee satisfaction.


ABA Journal, Feb/Mar 2023

For the ABA Journal's annual Legal Rebels feature, Victor led the selection process to spotlight innovators who are changing the legal industry and how law is practiced.

He also edited a feature looking at PPP loan abuse and the lack of criminal prosecution of the alleged perpetrators. Meanwhile, he co-edited the Business of Law section, which included stories about what law firms should beware of before accepting cryptocurrency as payment and how legal conferences have changed post-pandemic.