The Vatican's counsel of choice isn't a partner at an Am Law 200 firm, but a solo practitioner in Berkeley, Calif. In recent weeks, Jeffrey Lena increasingly has served as unofficial spokesman and strategist for the Vatican in the U.S. Lena told The Associated Press that when he went looking for co-counsel in a recent controversial case, many larger firms were too wary to get involved.
Meet the Pope's Go-To U.S. Lawyer
The American Lawyer
April 21, 2010