Lesbian flight nurse Margaret Witt, who was kicked out of the military in 2004 when it was discovered she was in a relationship with a civilian woman, was reinstated to the Air Force Reserve last week, thanks in large part to the work of James Lobsenz of Carney Badley Spellman in Seattle.
Seeing The Hurt Locker in the theater: $10. Buying The Hurt Locker on DVD: $25. Renting The Hurt Locker from Redbox: $1. Illegally downloading or sharing The Hurt Locker: up to $2,900--to settle with the Oscar-winning film's producer.
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- Greg Coleman of Yetter Coleman shares his secrets to a successful U.S. Supreme Court argument.
- Sean Tracey of the Tracey Law Firm argues that Paxil may be causing birth defects in pregnant women.
- Gayla Crain takes us inside her employment law practice at Spencer Crain Cubbage Healy & McNamara in Dallas.
- What it's like being an environmental litigator who defends Big Oil, as described by Rick Faulk of Gardere Wynne Sewell.
- Linda Addison of Fulbright & Jaworski, who keeps a presence in both New York and Texas, tells us about her insanely busy life.
- Kevin Glasheen of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman on handling personal injury cases that stem from railroad tragedies.
- How Mark Mueller of Mueller-Hillin adds eastern philosophies to the western practice of law.
- The collaborative law approach of Angeline Lindley Bain of Goranson, Bain, Larsen, Greenwald, Maultsby & Murphy.
- The trip to Thailand that changed Mike Gruber of Gruber Hurst Johnson & Hail forever.
- And the seemingly boundless intellectual curiosity and family law devotion of Richard Orsinger or McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing.
This is turning out to be one memorable summer for commercial litigator Stephen N. Zack of Boies Schiller & Flexner in Miami. In August he became the first Hispanic president of the American Bar Association, and in September he was named "Lawyer of the Year" by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA).
As a pitcher, Roger Clemens didn't merely get hitters out. He dominated them, brushed them back, threw at their heads. He sent messages. That dominating aspect of his personality apparently works less well off the field.
- Jon Muth of Miller Johnson, who tells us, among other things, what it was like representing Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
- R. Terrance Rader of Rader, Fishman & Grauer, the intellectual property attorney who ended up with Neil Young, Farrah Fawcett and KISS as clients.
- David Haron of Frank, Haron, Weiner & Navarro, who describes what it's like to represent whistleblowers.
- And Sue Ellen Eisenberg of Sue Ellen Eisenberg and Associates, who helped write federal guidelines for workplace harassment.
- Randy Milch, general counsel of Verizon Communications, takes us through a "nonstop wild ride" that led to one of the largest mergers in U.S. business history.
- Laurence Wilson of Yelp explains how the consumer review website keeps focused on tomorrow.
- Mark Jackson of Dow Jones tells us how he finds himself at a place where law and journalism intersect.
- And Roger Wilson of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on what the 2,000-page health care reform bill means for his organization.
- Gary Naftalis of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, who has spent more than four decades representing some of the biggest names in white-collar litigation history: Enron, Michael Eisner (former Disney chairman), WorldCom, Tyco, GlobalCrossing, and the New York Stock Exchange.
- The four commandments of labor law attorney Debra Raskin of Vladeck Waldman Elias & Engelhard, which are: "never cross a picket line, never vote Republican, never work for management, and never buy retail."
- Back stage with five Broadway lawyers--Elliot Brown of Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo; Seth Gelblum of Loeb & Loeb; Loren Plotkin of Levine Plotkin & Menin; Nancy Rose of Schreck Rose Dapello Adams & Hurwitz; and Jean Ward of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.
And an interview with the legendary Joseph H. Flom of Skadden, Aarps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.