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David Lat

David Lat

Above the Law
Founder & Managing Editor
New York, NY, USA


David Lat is founding editor and editor at large of Above the Law, an award-winning website about the legal profession that reaches more than 1 million unique visitors a month. David’s writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Prior to Above the Law, he launched Underneath Their Robes, a blog about federal judges.

Before entering the media world, David worked as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, in New York; and a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. David graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

David’s first book, Supreme Ambitions: A Novel, was published in 2014. According to the New York Times, “for an elite niche — consisting largely of federal judges and their clerks — Supreme Ambitions has become the most buzzed-about novel of the year.”

David Lat is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters “The 2017 Am Law 200: Keep Calm And Carry On,” AboveTheLaw.com (May 25, 2017), https://abovethelaw.com/2017/05/the-2017-am-law-200-keep-calm-and-carry-on/ - All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
“Preet Bharara’s 5 Secrets To Success In The Law,” AboveTheLaw.com (October 3, 2017), https://abovethelaw.com/2017/10/preet-bhararas-5-secrets-to-success-in-the-law/ - All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
“Being Focused And Fearless To Achieve The Impossible,” AboveTheLaw.com(October 6, 2017), https://abovethelaw.com/2017/10/being-focused-and-fearless-to-achieve-the-impossible/ - All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
“4 Trends Shaping The Future Of The Legal Profession,” AboveTheLaw.com (October 5, 2017), https://abovethelaw.com/2017/10/4-trends-shapingthe-future-of-the-legal-profession/ - All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Reporting from the Press Box: The Interplay between Law and Journalism - All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Reporting from the Press Box: The Interplay between Law and Journalism - Reporting from the Press Box: The Interplay between Law and Journalism, Monday, March 05, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Reporting from the Press Box: The Interplay between Law and Journalism - Reporting from the Press Box: The Interplay between Law and Journalism, Monday, March 05, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Reporting from the Press Box: The Interplay between Law and Journalism - Reporting from the Press Box: The Interplay between Law and Journalism, Monday, March 05, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New York, NY
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