Matt Kaiser, Above the Law

Matt Kaiser

Above the Law

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Past articles by Matt:

Why I’ve Loved Writing For Above The Law

Columnist Matt Kaiser signs off, reminiscing on the major themes of his half decade writing for Above the Law. → Read More

D.C. Lawyer Prom

An exciting night honoring D.C.'s brightest legal stars. → Read More

Grand Jury Secrecy — The Other Kind

Cracking the great big black box of the criminal justice system. → Read More

Climate Change And The Criminal Justice System

The cruel torture of the climate. → Read More

Pitchforks For The Rich?

Wither American democracy? We may already have the answer. → Read More

What Jeff Sessions Can Learn From Betsy DeVos

What if Justice considered the rights of the accused as much as Education does? → Read More

Do You Have Ethical Obligations When Customs Tries To Search Your Phone?

Time to buy a burner. → Read More

Here’s What’s Wrong With The Justice Department

A new piece points out just how much power we give to only one side of the criminal justice system. → Read More

Trump And The White-Collar Bar

Defense attorneys are going to get a lot of press right now, but the work may be about to dry up. → Read More

James Comey And The Sin Of Believing In Your Reputation

James Comey would've been a lot better off if he'd kept his mouth shut. → Read More

One Way Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Do Better At Trial

Trial lawyers make terrible graphic artists... and that's bad news for clients. → Read More

The Upside To The Gorsuch Nomination

On criminal justice issues, Neil Gorsuch is a better draw for defense lawyers than Merrick Garland. → Read More

Kaiser’s Guide to the ABA White-Collar Conference

Understand your conference goals... and then let loose and have fun meeting new people. → Read More

Three Things To Do To Break Into White-Collar Practice

Landing your dream job. → Read More

The Grace Of A Criminal Defense Lawyer

Brian Stolarz saved a man's life while you were billing some corporate client. → Read More

Prosecutorial Discretion And Unpredictability

It might be nice if the buzzword of prosecutorial discretion wasn't "arbitrary." → Read More

The Second Circuit Holds That Employees Can Be Fired For Not Wanting To Incriminate Themselves

Don't be accused of a crime if you want to keep your job. → Read More

Should We Respect A Law No One Follows?

No one really thinks you should drive the speed limit. But what does that mean for the law? → Read More

Hillary Clinton, Truthfulness, And Bias In White-Collar Cases

Hillary's issues are no different than those facing defendants every day. → Read More

Trump And Tyranny

All those expansions of executive power could come back to haunt us... → Read More