Like only a handful of top Supreme Court advocates in private practice, Jenner & Block's Donald Verrilli Jr. routinely leavens his corporate work with pro bono representation for criminal defendants. He argues passionately for death row inmates, mainly on issues of ineffective assistance of counsel. Though he brings as much zeal to his paid cases, Verrilli says that criminal cases are different: "In part it's what I bring to it, but also what the justices bring. It's emotionally charged on both ends."
At the High Court, Sometimes It's Personal
July 18, 2007
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