In 1992, James Blank, a 26-year-old first-year associate at New York's Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, got a call from a partner asking him to discuss a new client. A recent NYU law graduate and a new member of the firm's IP litigation team, Blank never expected to find himself wading through 30 volumes of trial transcripts in a Texas death penalty case. So began a 12-year legal effort to save a man's life that would help shape a young attorney's career.
The Accidental Defenders
The American Lawyer
January 18, 2005
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