DLA Piper‘s Jared Genser represents a very high-profile client: Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and the face of democracy in Myanmar, also known as Burma. On Tuesday, the Myanmar government convicted Suu Kyi of violating the terms of her house arrest, sparking international outrage and statements from world leaders like British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling for her release. Jared Genser

Suu Kyi, who won the right to be Burma’s prime minister in 1990 but was blocked from assuming office by a military junta, has been confined to her house in Yangon for the past six years. In May, the Myanmar government charged her with violating her house arrest in a bizarre case involving an American man who swam across a lake to her house and spent two nights there. Based on Tuesday’s verdict, she was sentenced to an additional 18 months of house arrest.

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