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 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 (now known as Legaltech News) and The American Lawyer. His work has also been featured in Corporate Counsel, The Am Law Daily, The New York Law Journal, The National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer and The Litigation Daily, as well as The Utica Observer Dispatch, The Huffington Post, The Columbia Journalist, Amherst Magazine, Soccerlens, and The Berkshire Eagle.
He earned his Master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in May 2010 and wrote his master’s thesis on the battle to legalize mixed martial arts events in New York State. He worked as a freelance sports writer prior to matriculating at Columbia, contributing numerous articles and performing live match commentary for a soccer website.
He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Amherst College with a degree in history, earning departmental honors on his senior thesis: “The Wall Comes Tumbling Down: German Reunification and the End of the Cold War.”
Victor earned his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law where he competed on the Moot Court Team, served as an editor for the Journal of International and Comparative Law, and represented indigent victims of domestic violence in civil and familial proceedings. After graduating from law school, Victor was admitted to the New York bar and worked as a lawyer for three years.
Besides writing, Victor enjoys listening to music, watching movies, collecting coins, and cheering for his two favorite teams: The Pittsburgh Steelers and Manchester United. He lives in Chicago with his wife, their son and their dog.