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Small-Firm Stars Get Set to Defend Conrad Black


— March 14, 2007

With his criminal trial having opened in Chicago federal court Wednesday, Lord Conrad Black, the deposed CEO of newspaper conglomerate Hollinger Inc., has turned to an unlikely duo: the “Johnnie Cochran of Canada,” Edward Greenspan, and “Columbo-like” Edward Genson from Chicago. Although Greenspan and Genson couldn’t be more dissimilar in style and appearance, they both have small criminal defense firms, and both have wives named Susan. “It’s almost like an alternate universe kind of thing,” Genson says.

Details here from The American Lawyer via Law.com.


With his criminal trial having opened in Chicago federal court Wednesday, Lord Conrad Black, the deposed CEO of newspaper conglomerate Hollinger Inc., has turned to an unlikely duo: the “Johnnie Cochran of Canada,” Edward Greenspan, and “Columbo-like” Edward Genson from Chicago. Although Greenspan and Genson couldn’t be more dissimilar in style and appearance, they both have small criminal defense firms, and both have wives named Susan. “It’s almost like an alternate universe kind of thing,” Genson says.

Details here from The American Lawyer via Law.com.

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