David Lat, Above the Law

David Lat

Above the Law

New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • Above the Law
Past:
  • The New York Times
  • Washington Post

Recent articles by David:

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Partnership?

A 'partner' isn't always a partner -- and maybe that's okay. → Read More

Honoring Advocates For Women’s Equality In The Legal Profession

Do you know who Inez Milholland was? If you don't, you should get to know her -- and these other leading figures in the fight for gender equity. → Read More

5 Tips For Having A Long And Successful Legal Career

A legal career is a marathon, not a sprint -- and whether you're a law student, associate, or partner, you always need to be thinking about the next turn in the road. → Read More

Celebrating Champions Of Diversity And Inclusion In The Legal Profession

Congratulations -- and thanks -- to these inspiring leaders of the bar and change agents. → Read More

Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: The Return Of The Tiger Cub

Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, daughter of Amy ‘Tiger Mother’ Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, will clerk at the Supreme Court this coming Term -- along with these other impressive young legal minds. → Read More

The Appeal Of Litigation Finance To Institutional Investors

Why are institutional investors showing increased interest in this asset class? → Read More

The Dan Markel Case: Trial Delayed, Yet Again

And will Wendi Adelson be deposed? → Read More

Congratulations To The 2019 Bristow Fellows

This time around, there's an interesting little twist. → Read More

Reflections Of An Editor Emeritus: Above The Law, 2006-2019

As I hang up my keyboard as an active ATL editor, I reflect upon the site and its evolution over time. → Read More

A Departure Memo, From David Lat

I'm proud of Above the Law, grateful to my readers and colleagues, and excited to begin the next chapter of my career. → Read More

Non Sequiturs: 05.05.19

* If you shared my skepticism that the murder trial in the Dan Markel case will actually start next month, almost five long years after Markel's murder, then you won't be surprised by this latest development -- Saam Zangeneh, counsel to Sigfredo Garcia, has moved for a continuance. [Tallahassee Democrat] * As predicted, President Donald Trump just had his 100th Article III federal judge… → Read More

Doing Justice: An Evening With Preet Bharara At Cleary Gottlieb

Humor and insight from the U.S. attorney turned bestselling author. → Read More

An Insider’s Perspective On President Trump’s Transformation Of The Federal Judiciary

Mike Davis, former Chief Nominations Counsel to former Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, played a key role in the confirmation process. → Read More

Litigation Funding In Arbitrations And Class Actions

Claimholders in arbitrations increasingly recognize that litigation finance is a valuable tool for enforcing their rights. → Read More

Non Sequiturs: 04.28.19

* Adam Feldman poses -- and answers -- an interesting question: are particular justices more or less partial to certain lawyers' or law firms' positions? [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of the federal judiciary, Carrie Severino offers this helpful scorecard of President Donald Trump's track record on judicial appointments -- which underscores, as she notes, the importance of the 2020 elections.… → Read More

Non Sequiturs: 04.21.19

* What's the future of Elizabeth Prelogar, the beauty queen turned Harvard Law School grad turned Supreme Court clerk turned Team Mueller member? Not clear, except that it's blindingly bright. * How often do you see this? A federal judge praises counsel -- specifically, J. Christian Adams of the Election Law Center, Douglas R. Cox of Gibson Dunn, Michael E. Rosman of the Center for Individual… → Read More

Non Sequiturs: 04.14.19

* "How Tough-on-Crime Prosecutors Contribute to Mass Incarceration." My review of Emily Bazelon's new book, Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (affiliate link). [New York Times Book Review] * When it comes to prosecutors, as former prosecutor Joel Cohen explains, it's all about discretion. [New York Law Journal] * Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.)… → Read More

Litigation Funding In Patent And Intellectual Property Cases

The complex and challenging world of IP law presents a number of problems to be solved -- and litigation financing can help. → Read More

What Should Lawyers Look For In Litigation Financing?

Several factors must be considered when seeking litigation funding for your clients. → Read More

Wrongful Convictions: What Is To Be Done?

Identifying wrongful convictions and getting them vacated isn't easy, but it is essential. → Read More