MARC KASOWITZ – veteran New York litigator and lawyer to the President
"Representing the President has confirmed for me many of the important lessons I’ve learned during 40 years of practice – the need for absolute discretion about the representation, the importance of zeal and passion for the client’s position, and the obligation to render advice firmly and unwaveringly even under difficult circumstances."
Robert Shapiro, OJ Simpson defense lawyer "I felt I had done everything a lawyer could do trying every type of criminal case from simple misdemeanors to capital murder cases."
Linda Klein, ABA president "Take the job no one else wants to do, learn the job, excel in the job, enjoy working and connecting with others involved, then move on to the next job no one wants and repeat all of the above."
Mark Geragos, lawyer to the stars "There is nothing quite like the high of helping someone get justice against all odds and knowing that you have really made a difference in your client's life and future."
Blake Liggio, transgender BigLaw partner "I think that any openly transgender person starting a career is likely to enter their organization with the burden of having to overcome certain misconceptions about who we are and what we will bring to work."
Elkan Abramowitz, legendary white-collar litigator "I am extremely proud of my recent representation of Steven Davis, the former Chairman of Dewey & LeBoeuf, and the related marathon trial."
Lindsay Cameron, author of BIGLAW: A Novel. "No professor ever drops a pile of contracts on your desk and asks you to summarize anything relevant."
Charlie Korsmo, the kid from 'Hook' / lawyer
"I regret nothing! Though some of my later movies didn’t exactly light up the box office."
Edward McDonald, the prosecutor in 'Goodfellas' / Dechert partner
“Don’t give me the babe in the woods routine, Karen.”
Jeff Cohen, Chunk from 'The Goonies' / lawyer
"I was fired from so many jobs, that I figured the only way to stop being fired was to be my own boss."
Laura Wasser, Hollywood divorce star
"At one point someone referred Britney Spears to me as she needed a Prenuptial Agreement drafted for her upcoming marriage to Kevin Federline."
Marcia Paul, J.D. Salinger's attorney
"It has been a long time since I read The Federalist Papers, but I remember being awed by the thought that went into the framing of the basic precepts of our legal system and governmental structure."
Scott Turow, blockbusting legal thriller writer / lawyer
"In those days, the catalog at Harvard said the school aimed to teach students to practice law wherever the common law prevailed. After the first week, I turned to a classmate and asked, “What's the common law anyway?” I had no idea what I was in for."