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Each issue of Coverage Opinions features an interview with a leading figure in the risk or legal field. Coverage Opinions has interviewed some of the most celebrated lawyers and risk professionals in the country. The interviews are featured as part of profiles of these individuals that discuss their careers, accomplishments and things that make them unique.

Here are a few examples:

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Scott Turow
Forty years ago “One L” made Scott Turow the most famous law student in history. Thirty years ago Turow created the modern legal thriller with “Presumed Innocent.” Turow’s just-released “Testimony” speaks volumes about his talents. I spoke to Scott Turow about his new novel, Professor Perini and what does he do when he sees someone reading one of his books.

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Gloria Allred
Gloria Allred is one of the best-known lawyers in America. But her countless high-profile cases, often with a celebrity component, have overshadowed some of her lesser-known, including ground-breaking work. That much about such a well-known lawyer is unknown by many is the paradox of Gloria Allred. I spoke with the celebrity lawyer about her 40+ year career. There was one thing that was never uttered.

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Robert Morgenthau
Robert Morgenthau spent 35 years as Manhattan’s D.A. He’ll turn 98 this summer. But the man who served as the basis for the D.A. in Law & Order is still at it – working five days a week. He was kind enough to let me visit him at his office at Wachtell Lipton. He shared with me the greatest story I’ve ever heard.

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Trent Lott
Trent Lott practiced law for less than a year. But in his three and a half decades in Congress the historic Whip practiced the art of persuasion -- and in ways that lawyers can only dream. The former Senate Majority Leader turned lobbyist talked to me about persuasion, government gridlock and what lies ahead in the new administration. And does he have to take off his shoes at the Trent Lott International Airport?

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Marcia Clark
Marcia Clark was kind enough to speak to me about spending the last decade as a criminal defense attorney, her fiction writing, and, of course, that trial she handled. Ironically, the most serious part of our discussion comes when I ask her what it was like being on the cover of MAD magazine.

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Amy Chua (The “Tiger Mom”)
Amy Chua is widely known as the “Tiger Mom” -- a title she earned after her strict Chinese parenting methods were described in her New York Times bestseller – Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. The book was the subject of a Time magazine cover story and Chua was named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Chua is also a professor at Yale Law School. She was kind enough to let me ask her if the Tiger Mom is the Tiger Law Professor?

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Mark Lanier
For Mark Lanier, $100 million+ verdicts no longer shock anyone. He even had one for $9 billion not long ago. He’s gone hunting with Scalia, played himself in a movie, gave John Grisham a story idea and had Bon Jovi and Sting perform at the firm Xmas party. But on Sundays it’s another story for the lawyer who could pass for a law student: he goes to church, where he is a teacher and sometimes pastor.

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Arthur Miller
Judges in need of civil procedure help have gone to Arthur Miller’s treatise, Wright & Miller, nearly 80,000 times. And he’s also taught millions of Americans about the law as the two-decade legal editor for Good Morning America.

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Brendan V. Sullivan, Jr.
Thirty years after representing Oliver North in the Iran-Contra hearings, the “Best Counsel Available” in Washington and D.C.’s “Toughest Lawyer” is still sitting next to clients in the government cross-hairs.

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Rev. Robert Hagan (Father Rob)
Lawyer Turned Chaplain For Villanova’s Men’s Basketball Team

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Carter Phillips
The Supreme Court’s Frequent Trier: Carter Phillips has argued a breathtaking 83 times before the U.S. Supreme Court – the most of any lawyer in private practice.

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Bert Fields
The Most Prominent Entertainment Lawyer Of All-Time

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Raoul Felder
The Most Famous Divorce Lawyer In America

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D.
Mouthpiece For The Deceased: Renowned Forensic Pathologist Dr./Lawyer Cyril Wecht has spent sixty years figuring out how people – including many famous ones – died.

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With John Grisham
The Southern Lawyer And Grit; Grisham’s New Novel; You Must Be Stupid, Stupid, Stupid; The Criminal Justice System; A Short, Nerdy, Bow-Tie Wearing Insurance Lawyer As A John Grisham Character

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Former United States Senator Jon Kyl
From Insurance Defense Lawyer To Time Magazine’s List Of The 100 Most Influential People In The World; Telling A Senate Whip A Political Joke

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Alberto Gonzales, Former United States Attorney General, Et Al.
Very few lawyers have held as many significant top positions as Alberto Gonzales. The former Attorney General was kind enough to speak with me about taking on so many challenges.

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Lawyer For The Water; John Q. Public v. John Q. Public Company; Kennedy’s Secret Ingredient; The Lone Gunman

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Frank Shorter – Olympic Gold Medalist And Lawyer
Running From The Law; The Amateur Trust Fund; From The Guns In Munich To The Bombs In Boston; The Fight Against Drugs In Sports; The Covers Of Life And Sports Illustrated; Creator Of The Running Boom; Breaking The Two Hour Marathon

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell
George Mitchell’s Secret; Senator And Backseat Driver; Saying No To The U.S. Supreme Court; The Partisan Divide; The State Of The Union; The Secret Of George Mitchell’s Success; The Bespoke Joke

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Stanley Feldman, Former Chief Justice, Arizona Supreme Court
Stanley Feldman, the former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, is often labeled a liberal. But to sum up a Supreme Court Justice’s two-decade career in one word is simply not fair.

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Jay Bilas – Duke Hoops Star, Lawyer and ESPN Broadcaster
Defining Toughness; From Viral Article To Book; Getting Your Head Blown Up; Going One-On-One With The Fourth Circuit; Paying Student Athletes; On-Hold Music

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Leigh Steinberg – The Greatest Sports Agent In History
The Real Jerry Maguire; The Real Forrest Gump; Sports Agent By Accident; The Leigh Steinberg Way; Being Star-Struck Just Once; Who Really Said “Show Me The Money!”

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Laurence Tribe
His New Book; The Next Supreme Court Justice; Justice Obama?; The Handicapper; Boehner vs. Obama; Getting Into Tribe’s Head; A Constitutional Right To A Hibiscus Bush

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Roy Black
His Legendary Career And Obsession; Fantastic Blog; Having A Crystal Ball; Searching For Sugar Man; Repping Justin Bieber

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Dick Thornburgh, Former United States Attorney General
A Distinguished Career; Who Killed JFK?; Major League Baseball Dropped The Ball; Pete Rose And The Hall Of Fame;
The Giant Spoon; Legalizing Marijuana; Three Mile Island; Term Limits; What I Did For Summer Vacation

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Ralph Nader
His New Tort Museum; Views On Insurance; Telling Ralph Nader My Global Warming Joke

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Alan Dershowitz
How He Chooses His Cases; What Are Some Pitfalls Of Being A Celebrity Lawyer; Whether He’d Like To Try Stand-Up Comedy; What He Thinks Of Insurance Companies; The Craziest Constitutional Law Question Ever Asked

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Mark Geragos
His New Book; Celebrity Clients; Using The Media; Suing Insurance Companies; Giving Him Fashion Advice

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Joe Jamail
Turning One Beer Into $14 Billion; Saying The Unprintable; Doing The Wave; Where Do You Sit When The Football Stadium Is Named For You?

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Robert Shapiro
Driving With An A-List Celebrity Lawyer; The Trial Of The Century; L.A. Traffic; LegalZoom Live; Predicting The Oscar Pistorius Verdict

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Judge Richard Posner
(pdf download)
His New Book, Thoughts On Coverage, How To Fix Law School; Debating Justice Scalia

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Justice Don Willett Of The Supreme Court Of Texas
Supreme Court At Age 39; No. 1 Judge On Twitter; A Glimpse At The Future Of The Judiciary; Thrown In The Deep-End; Austin Funkiness; The Most Important Liability Insurance Coverage Judge In America

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Justice Alan Page (pdf download)
Professional Football Hall Of Famer, Supreme Court Justice, Humanitarian; Author Of A Must-Read Children’s Book; The Craziest Finger You’ve Ever Seen

Declarations: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Maurice R. (“Hank”) Greenberg (pdf download)

 
 
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