David Lat

David Lat is the founder and managing editor of Above the Law. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Prior to ATL, he launched Underneath Their Robes, a blog about federal judges. Before entering the media world, David worked as a federal prosecutor in Newark, New Jersey; a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, in New York; and a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. David graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. David's first book, Supreme Ambitions: A Novel, was published in 2014 to rave reviews. According to the New York Times, "for an elite niche -- consisting largely of federal judges and their clerks -- Supreme Ambitions has become the most buzzed-about novel of the year." You can connect with David on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, and you can reach him by email at tips@abovethelaw.com (for general ATL inquiries or story ideas) or dlat@abovethelaw.com (for personal correspondence such as media inquiries or speaking invitations).

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