April 30, 2014

CNN legal commentator Jeffrey Toobin will share his legal insight on current legal issues at Polsinelli, May 3, 2014.  Toobin, who has been a staff writer with The New Yorker since 2003, will speak at Polsinelli’s Litigation Retreat in Kansas City, Missouri. While the event is closed to the public, Toobin will be available for media following his presentation to Polsinelli’s litigation attorneys at 10:15 am at the InterContinental Hotel, 401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri.

“We are very excited to welcome a legal mind at the level of Jeffrey Toobin to our firm to engage with our attorneys and address current legal events happening nationally,” said Polsinelli Litigation Department Chair Thomas Kokoruda. “Mr. Toobin has lived legal issues that most attorneys can only study from a far. We are looking forward to hearing his perspective on the legal litigation climate for business in 2014.” 

Toobin has written profiles of the Supreme Court justices Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Chief Justice John G. Roberts, as well as articles on such subjects as the legal implications of the war on terror, Attorney General John Ashcroft, the Florida recount, Kenneth Starr’s investigation of President Clinton, and the trials of Martha Stewart, Timothy McVeigh, and O. J. Simpson.  His most recent book, “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court,” was published in 2007.

Before joining The New Yorker, Toobin served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. He also served as an associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, an experience that provided the basis for his first book, “Opening Arguments: A Young Lawyer’s First Case—United States v. Oliver North.

Polsinelli’s national litigation capabilities includes more than 250 attorneys in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Polsinelli litigation attorneys include:

  • Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • One of The National Law Journal’s Top Ten Trial Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys
  • Best Lawyers in America®
  • Many lawyers honored by Super Lawyers® in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780, 

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*Law360, March 2014