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Navigating the Media in High Profile Cases

Latham Watkins –

oj simpson trialThroughout history, high profile court cases have capitaved the public. Historians still discuss the significance of the trials of Socrates and Galileo that occurred over 2000 and 1000 years ago respectively. And it seems that ever few years the news hits for th next “trial of the century.”

When a company of individual is faced with a case that is likely to generate significant media attention, it is
absolutlutely critical to engage counsel who is both a silled litigator and adept at recognizing the significance
that public opinion will play on his or her clients.

As Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter recognized in 1954, “cases are too often tried in newspapers before they are tried in court . . ”

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