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Henry Friendly: Greatest Judge of His Era

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The subtitle says it all. Judge Friendly still stands out over one quarter-century since he sat on the Second Circuit. His judicial opinions and writings influenced the law on many issues, from securities to habeas corpus. Biographer David M. Dorsen and a panel of those familiar with Judge Friendly discuss what made him great and why his prominence endures.

Moderator: IRA M. FEINBERG, Hogan Lovells; former law clerk to Judge Friendly

Speaker: DAVID M. DORSEN, Author, Henry Friendly: Greatest Judge of His Era; of counsel, Sedgwick LLP; HON. PIERRE N. LEVAL, Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; former law clerk to Judge Friendly; HON. MARTIN GLENN, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of New York; former law clerk to Judge Friendly; LOUIS A. CRACO, Willkie, Farr & Gallagher; FREDERICK T. DAVIS, Debevoise & Plimpton; former law clerk to Judge Friendly and recorder of his oral history

Sponsored by Committee on Federal Courts, Ira M. Feinberg, Chair; Committee on Legal History, John Q. Barrett, Chair; Committee on Books at the Bar, Thomas M. Ross, Chair