It was a 36-hour race against the clock that included an email outage, a five-hour time zone difference with a client 5,000 miles away and an imminent deadline as a team of lawyers at Hogan Lovells raced to file the first major legal challenge against the president’s new travel ban this week.

Hogan Lovells attorneys were in almost constant contact with the team for Hawaii’s attorney general, often via speakerphone as they rushed to file a motion asking U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson to block Trump’s second executive order implementing a travel ban on six predominantly Muslim countries. The team wasted no time developing a plan once the second executive order was released Monday, March 6, to first file an amended complaint followed by a brief in support of a restraining order.

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