From “Truth in a Lie: Forty Years After the 18 ½ Minute Gap (Watergate) to “Why Does Donald Trump Keep Flirting With Disaster”, more than 40 of Jim Robenalt’s insightful and intelligent articles have been collected and are republished here in one volume. These articles are are a snapshot in time – but based on a rich historical record left to us through the blessing of the Nixon White House tapes. We know with some certainly what happened in the past – now we will see if these lessons apply to the present. Jim Robenalt is the author of three books and lectures nationally with John W. Dean on legal and ethics and Watergate. He practices law in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jim is a partner and former Chair of the Business Litigation group at Thompson Hine LLP’s Cleveland office. Jim has won big verdicts for clients, including Avery Dennison ($81 million jury verdict on international espionage case) and Solvay Pharmaceuticals ($68 million arbitration award on drug co-promotion agreement).
Jim is also the author of three non-fiction books dealing with the American presidency: Linking Rings, William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America (Kent State University Press 2004), The Harding Affair, Love and Espionage During the Great War (Palgrave 2009) and January 1973: Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month That Changed America Forever (Chicago Review Press, 2015).
He is a recognized leader in judicial reform in Ohio. Jim teaches and instructs on the legal ethics and the representation of an organization under Model Rules 1.13 and 1.6. Using John Dean as fact witness and Watergate as a case study, Jim and Mr. Dean have developed a set of interactive, fast-paced programs that explore the duties of an attorney representing an organization when wrongdoing is uncovered. Rule 1.13 defines “organization” broadly, including corporations, partnerships, unions, governmental entities and the like.
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